The 2016 Tax Year is Live!

We’re excited to announce that the 2017 tax filing season is open and Sprintax is up and running!

International students and scholars, and non-resident professionals – you can now use Sprintax to prepare your non-resident tax returns for the 2016 tax year. Sprintax can help you prepare your Federal, State, and FICA tax returns to ensure you stay fully compliant.

Official start of 2017 filing season

The 2017 filing season starts on January 23 2017. Sprintax gives you the opportunity to prepare your tax return before that date and have your 2016 tax return ready to mail on or after January 23, at the start of the 2017 Filing season.

April 18 Filing Deadline 

The filing deadline to submit 2016 tax returns is Tuesday, April 18, 2017, rather than the traditional April 15 date. In 2017, April 15 falls on a Saturday, and this would usually move the filing deadline to the following Monday — April 17.

However, Emancipation Day — a legal holiday in the District of Columbia — will be observed on that Monday, which pushes the nation’s filing deadline to Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

What does the April 18 deadline mean to me?

Non-residents can apply for their tax refunds even after the April 18 deadline, but your return has to be filed no more than 3 years after the original deadline in order for the IRS to issue you a refund.

You should not worry about penalties and fines if you have no tax liability as the IRS may not penalize you if you do not file a return on time.

The deadline for filing your Form 8843 is the same as the deadline for filing your tax return (April 18).

If you owe additional tax for the year, you must file your tax return and pay those taxes by April 18 to avoid late filing and payment interest and penalties.

How Sprintax works

To get started, simply create an account here. Sprintax will give you a step-by-step guide to the whole process – all you need to do is answer a few simple questions.

Once you’re done, Sprintax will generate your tax return/s and you can simply send it to the tax office – it’s as easy as that!

Once complete, we’ll store your details for any future tax returns. You can also prepare tax returns for previous years using the same account.

Sprintax offers 24 hour support to students via our Live Chat facility to answer any questions you may have here.

Don’t miss out on your tax refund and stay compliant by using Sprintax!

Have a question? Ask our virtual assistant Stacy here.

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Stacy
Hey I'm Stacy! I'm dealing with US taxes and can't wait to help you prepare your tax return! I've been working with taxes for like forever, so you can totally trust my expertise. Sprintax can make things much easier for you. Check out my blog posts and feel free to ask me any questions.

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