It’s important to be aware that, as a nonresident student in the US, you’re legally required to file a tax return if you received US income during 2021. The deadline to file is April 18, 2022!
And even if you didn’t work or receive income in the US, you’re still required to file a Form 8843 with the IRS.
Madison College has arranged free access to Sprintax Tax Preparation for you. Sprintax will guide you through the tax preparation process, arrange the necessary documents and check if you’re due a tax refund.
Sprintax was used by over 170,000 international students, scholars and non-residents last year, and the average Federal refund received by eligible students was over $1,185. All you need to do is:
Enter your unique code: 21MDC25F in the box obn the "Review your order page."
Sprintax will prepare your tax return
Once you complete the preparation process in the Sprintax software, you must print, sign and mail your documents to the IRS. Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to E-file your Federal tax return. However, this will depend on certain eligibility criteria. You can learn more about eligibility in this Sprintax blog - https://blog.sprintax.com/nonresident-federal-tax-efiling-live/
If you have a state filing requirement, you must also mail this to the tax authorities. Please be aware that there may be a fee associated with filing a state tax return.
Finally, if you only need to file Form 8843, this will also need to be mailed to the IRS.
If you have any questions, the Sprintax team will be happy to help via their 24/7 Live Chat.