Sprintax Returns and Filing Your Tax Return

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Who Must File

If you were present in the US for even just one day, you are required to file tax forms with the IRS, even if you did not receive US income.

Failure to file can lead to complications when applying for US visas in the future.

Nonresident Aliens:

  • April 15, 2024: F-1 or J-1 students and scholars with U.S. income must file Form 1040NR and Form 8843 before this deadline.

Sprintax Returns

Sprintax Returns is now available for the tax filing season.

The University of Arizona has purchased access for international students and scholars to use Sprintax Returns for federal tax filing. Click the link in MyGlobal to access Sprintax Returns to file your federal tax return at no charge. If you need to return later, you must use the link in MyGlobal to avoid user fees. Sprintax Returns is designed specifically for nonresident aliens for tax purposes.

Sprintax Returns will guide you through the tax preparation process, arrange the necessary documents and check if you’re due a tax refund.

If you have a state filing requirement or if you have lived or worked in more than one state last year, you might be required to file income taxes for each state. You can use Sprintax Returns for a fee to file state tax returns (available in mid-February).

How to File

  1. Gather the documents you may need for Sprintax (find a list on the Sprintax blog).
  2. Create a Sprintax account. If you are already a Sprintax Calculus user, select Sign In and use the same username and password to log in to your account.
  3. Follow the Sprintax instructions.
  4. If required, complete your state tax return.
  5. Read the instructions for e-filing or mailing your return. Depending on your circumstances and certain eligibility criteria, you may be able to e-file your federal tax return instead of mailing it.

Access Sprintax in MyGlobal