All international students who did not work or receive any income in the US, are legally obliged to file the Form 8843. International students who worked or received a stipend, grant or allowance in the USA may also need to file the Form 1040NR. The University of Memphis has arranged free access to Sprintax Tax Preparation, to guide international students through the tax preparation process, prepare the necessary documents and check if any refunds are due to the student.
To use Sprintax:
1.Register and follow the instructions
2. Complete the online questionnaire
3. Enter the unique code UNMPH2017B in the box on the 'Review Your Order' Page
4. Sprintax will prepare the student's tax return
As a reminder, students must print, sign and mail all required documents once the preparation process is completed in Sprintax.
If you have any questions, please use the live chat function on Sprintax and their team will be happy to help.
F-1 students who earn an income will need to file annual tax forms with the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Income includes graduate assistantships, on-campus student worker jobs, scholarship stipends, internships, internship/practicum honorariums, interest on a U.S. savings account and more.
The deadline for filing taxes is April 15. Tax forms are filed with the U.S. Federal Government through the IRS and through the state in which the income was earned.