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International Student Taxes

As a non-resident student in the United States, you’re legally required to file a tax return if you received income during 2020. If you didn’t work or receive income in the United States in 2020, you must file Form 8843 with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

The IRS has extended the federal income taxes filing deadline from Thursday, April 15, 2021, to Friday, May 17, 2021.

Virginia taxes will have to be made by June 1, 2020. Visit the Virginia Tax Website for more information.

The International Student Center (ISC) has arranged free access to Sprintax Tax Preparation for your federal taxes. Follow the steps below to have access to this great opportunity

    1. Watch the video from the ISC’s international tax workshop. This will give you the necessary information, and a step-by-step example for you to be able to start using Sprintax.
    2. Register on Sprintax by clicking the red button below.
    3. Complete the questionnaire.
    4. Enter your unique code SpR20LU251F in the box on the “Review Your Order” page.

(Filling taxes with another service, such as TurboTax, could cause you to file the incorrect form and be in violation of IRS regulations)

Remember, once you complete the preparation process in the Sprintax software, you must print, sign, and mail your documents to the IRS. Sprintax will also assist you with the preparation of state taxes, but this service will have an additional fee. For additional information, watch the videos provided by Sprintax.

 

*As a courtesy, the tax preparation software Sprintax is being provided to help international students and scholars who are nonresident alien taxpayers with income sources at Liberty University. Although this software is being provided as a courtesy to assist you with your tax filing obligations, you are ultimately responsible for any submissions to the Internal Revenue Service, and Liberty University makes no representations regarding your tax obligations or any information provided by Sprintax.  If you have any questions regarding your tax obligations, please consult the IRS or a qualified tax accountant.

 

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Visit the Sprintax Investment Blog for more information on nonresident taxation on investments and stock trading apps.