Published: Jan. 30, 2024

CU is once again partnering with Sprintax to support nonresident alien employees and students in their personal tax filing obligation. The International Tax Office will offer a discount code to access Sprintax Returns online tax preparation tool free of charge.

The discount code will enable nonresident alien employees and students in F or J status to file their 2023 federal tax return and other required forms. Sprintax can also help with state tax filing. However, if you elect to file a state tax return using Sprintax, you’ll need to pay an additional fee.

This software is a user-friendly resource to help international employees:

  • Determine resident or nonresident U.S. tax residency status and filing requirements.
  • Prepare necessary tax return documents including forms 1040-NR and 8843 which can then be printed, signed and mailed for filing. (Some users may be able to file electronically, instead.)
  • Ensure all applicable tax treaties are applied.
  • Find assistance and information with an available FAQ, blog, YouTube channel and email access to Sprintax tax professionals.

To take advantage of this resource, watch for emails from the International Tax Office that include your discount code.

CU has mailed critical documents necessary for filing annual income tax returns. For certain international employees and students, this means receiving Forms W-2 and/or 1042-S. Recipients should use these form(s) when preparing their personal income tax return forms. If you haven’t received one or both of these forms, visit the Get Your Tax Forms page to find instructions on how to access each form.

It’s also important to remember that even if they did not earn U.S. income, nonresident F and J students and scholars are required to file IRS Form 8843.

Visit the International Tax website anytime throughout the year to learn more about your filing obligations. Review our video courses to help familiarize you with the U.S. tax system and its forms.

Finally, Sprintax will host regular tax webinars throughout the spring where you can learn more about your U.S. tax filing obligations and how Sprintax can help you meet them.

Sprintax Open Webinar dates, times and registration links: