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  • Tax guide for summer camp counselors on J-1 visa

    Tax return from summer camp on J-1 visa

    The camp counselor program allows you to share your culture and ideas while working in a camp setting in the US.

    To take part in the camp counselor program, you need a J-1 cultural exchange visa. This visa allows non-immigrant aliens to temporarily live in the US to participate in the summer camp.

    Generally, J-1 camp counselors are considered nonresidents for tax purposes. You must fill out important tax documents when you arrive at the camp, and your camp director can help you with this. Continue reading “Tax guide for summer camp counselors on J-1 visa” »

  • Which tax form should I use: Form 1040, 1040NR or 1040NR-EZ?

    Coming to the US from a foreign country presents both thrills and challenges to every nonresident.

    One of the more common difficulties nonresidents face is filing their tax return.

    In this blog we’ll be discussing Forms 1040, 1040NR, 1040NR-EZ, and how they apply to each person’s situation.

    Form 1040 (NR & NR-EZ) figures out the total taxable income of the taxpayer and determines how much of a refund the person may be due.

    So, without further ado, let’s examine how to find out which form applies to you! Continue reading “Which tax form should I use: Form 1040, 1040NR or 1040NR-EZ?” »

  • A complete state-by-state guide to US taxes for international students

    In the US, there are different tax rules and laws in each individual state, as well as at a federal level.

    Depending on where you live, you may be required to file a state tax return. In this blog we will outline what you need to know about each state’s tax filing requirement.

    So, let’s start with the easy part.

    States with no income tax

    Nine US states don’t impose any income tax on income.

    This means that, if you live and work in one of the states below, only federal tax will be deducted from your income. You will not have to pay any state income tax.

    • Alaska
    • Florida
    • Nevada
    • New Hampshire (taxes only investment income, not earned income)
    • South Dakota
    • Tennessee (taxes only investment income, not earned income)
    • Texas
    • Washington
    • Wyoming

    While the states above don’t deduct individual income tax, they may still deduct taxes such as corporate tax, among others.

    What to do if you have a state filing requirement

    Meanwhile, if you work or invest in a state that has an income tax, it’s likely that you must file a state tax return. This is a separate document to your federal tax return. States are independent from one another in their taxing authority, and all state tax forms differ in some respects. In other words, the type of document you must file – as well as the deadline to file – differs from state-to-state. You can find a full list of everything you need to know below.

    *These dates are relevant to 2020 due to the outbreak of coronavirus which postponed the US tax deadline from 15 April until 15 July.

    It remains to be seen whether the dates will be the same for 2021 and onwards.*

    Alabama

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your Alabama state tax return is 15 July 2020.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘40NR’, as well as their federal tax return.

    Arizona

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your Arizona state tax return is 15 July 2020.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘104NR’, as well as their federal tax return.

    Arkansas

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your Arkansas state tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘AR1000NR’, as well as their federal tax return.

    California

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your California state tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘540NR’, as well as their federal tax return.

    Prepare your State tax return with Sprintax

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    Colorado

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your Colorado state tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘104PN’, as well as their federal tax return.

    Connecticut

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your Connecticut state tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘Ct-1040NR/PY’ and ‘Schedule CT-SI’, as well as their federal tax return.

    Delaware

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your Delaware state tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘200-02’, as well as their federal tax return.

    District of Columbia

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your Columbia state tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘D40-B’, as well as their federal tax return.

    Georgia

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your Georgia state tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘500’ and ‘Schedule B’, as well as their federal tax return.

    Hawaii

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your Hawaii state tax return is slightly later than other states in the US, with filing required by 20 July. However, all nonresidents are advised to file before this, and beat the tax deadline rush.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘N15’, as well as their federal tax return.

    Idaho

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your Idaho state tax return is slightly earlier than the majority of the other states, with the deadline being 15 June.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘43’ and ‘Schedule B’, as well as their federal tax return.

    Illinois

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your Idaho state tax return is slightly earlier than the majority of the other states, with the deadline being 15 June.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a ‘IL-1040’, and ‘Schedule NR’, as well as their federal tax return.

    Prepare your State tax return with Sprintax

    Indiana

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your Indiana state tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘IT40-PNR’, as well as their federal tax return.

    Iowa

    State tax deadline: The tax deadline for filing your Iowa state tax return is slightly later than the majority of other states in the US, with filing required by 31 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘IA 1040’ and ‘IA 126’, as well as their federal tax return.

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    Kansas

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your Kansas state tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘K-40’, as well as their federal tax return.

    Kentucky

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your Kentucky state tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ’740NP’, as well as their federal tax return.

    Louisiana

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your Louisiana state tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ’IT-540B’, as well as their federal tax return.

    Maine

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your Maine state tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘1040ME’, as well as their federal tax return.

    Easy Oklahoma tax return

    Maryland

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your Maryland state tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘505NR’, as well as their federal tax return.

    Massachusetts

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your Massachusetts tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘1-NR/PY’, as well as their federal tax return.

    Michigan

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your Michigan state tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘M1-1040’ and ‘Schedule NR’, as well as their federal tax return.

    Minnesota

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your Minnesota state tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘M1’ and ‘Schedule M1-NR’, as well as their federal tax return.

    Mississippi

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your Mississippi state tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ’80-205’, as well as their federal tax return.

    Missouri

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your Missouri state tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘MO-1040’ and ‘MO-NRI’, as well as their federal tax return.

    Montana

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your Montana state tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form and ‘M2’, as well as their federal tax return.Montana State tax refunds

    Nebraska

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your Nebraska tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘1040N’ and ‘Schedule III’, as well as their federal tax return.

    New Jersey

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your New Jersey tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘NJ-1040NR’, as well as their federal tax return.

    New Mexico

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your New Mexico tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘PIT’ and ‘PIT-B’, as well as their federal tax return.

    New York

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your New York tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘IT-203’, as well as their federal tax return.

    Prepare your State taxes with Sprintax

    North Carolina

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your North Carolina tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘D4000’ and ‘Schedule PN’, as well as their federal tax return.

    North Dakota

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your North Dakota tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘ND-1’ and ‘Schedule ND-1NR’, as well as their federal tax return.

    Ohio

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your Ohio state tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘IT 1040’, as well as their federal tax return.

    Oklahoma

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your Oklahoma state tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘511NR’ and ‘Schedule 511NR-1’, as well as their federal tax return.

    Oregon

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your Oregon state tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘OR-40-N’, as well as their federal tax return.

    Pennsylvania

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your Pennsylvania state tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘PA-40’, as well as their federal tax return.

    Prepare your State taxes hassle-free with Sprintax

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    Rhode Island

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your Rhode Island state tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘RI-1040NR’, as well as their federal tax return.

    South Carolina

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your South Carolina state tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘SC1040’ and ‘Schedule NR’, as well as their federal tax return.

    Utah

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your Utah state tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘TC-40’ and ‘Schedule TC-40B’, as well as their federal tax return.

    Vermont

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your Vermont state tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘IN-111’ and ‘Schedule N-113’, as well as their federal tax return.

    Virginia

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your Virginia state tax return is at an earlier date than the majority of states, with filing required by 1 June.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘763’, as well as their federal tax return.

    West Virginia

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your West Virginia state tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘IT-1040’ and ‘Schedule A’, as well as their federal tax return.

    Wisconsin

    State tax deadline: The 2020 tax deadline for filing your Wisconsin state tax return is 15 July.

    State tax return: All nonresidents with a tax filing requirement should file a form ‘1NPR’, as well as their federal tax return.

    If you require additional time to file your tax returns after the new deadlines, you can request an extension to do so with the relevant state tax authorities.

    Who can help me prepare my state taxes?

    Sprintax can guide you through the often tricky State tax filing process!

    When you create an account with Sprintax, our system will assist you in preparing fully-compliant Federal and State tax returns and also enable you to use any tax deduction and benefits that will allow you to claim your maximum legal tax refund!

    Prepare your State tax return with Sprintax!

    You can find more information about the forms and State tax returns we prepare here.

  • Keep your tax records when Tax season is over. Here’s why

    Here are the tax records you need to keep and how long you should keep them

    When tax season ends it can feel like a big weight has been lifted off your shoulders – an opportunity to exhale and relax (until it all starts again next year that is!) But before you expel all tax topics completely from your mind, there is one final task you must complete.
    Continue reading “Keep your tax records when Tax season is over. Here’s why” »

  • How you can participate in the #SaveJ1 Campaign

    On 22 June, the US government suspended a number of non-immigrant visa programs until the end of 2020.

    The government’s proclamation affects a range of different visa programs including the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program.

    J-1 participants who were hoping to travel as an intern, trainee, teacher, camp counselor, au pair, or summer work travel program participant will now not be able to enter the US before the end of the year.

    The government has stated that the intention behind the visa suspensions is to boost jobs for Americans during the economic crisis.

    However, as the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program is an important cultural exchange program – and not a work program – a new #SaveJ1 Campaign has been established with the aim of lifting the suspension of J-1 visas.

    What is the J-1 Program?

    The J-1 visa is a non-immigrant visa that provides a range of opportunities for international cultural exchange participants who are looking to travel and gain life and work experience in the US.

    Benefits of the J-1 Program to the US

    The combination of J-1 Programs – such as the Camp Counsellor, Intern, Trainee and Summer Work Travel – contribute more than $2.1 billion to the US economy each year.

    The J-1 Exchange Visitor category was introduced in 1961 in an effort to enhance understanding between US citizens and people from all around the world through educational and cultural exchanges.

    It also provides an opportunity for US citizens to learn about new cultures.

    What is being done to save J-1 visas?

    The #SaveJ1 campaign is striving to protect the J-1 Program for all participants. This hashtag is being shared across social media to spread awareness of the issue.

    Our partners at the Alliance for International Exchange have played a key role in driving this campaign and you can learn more about the #SaveJ1 campaign here.

     

    J-1 visa exchange program students

    How can you help?

    Learn the facts

    This fact sheet outlines everything you need to know about the suspension of the J-1 Program and the #SaveJ1 campaign. 

    Harness the power of social media

    Share your support for #SaveJ1 on social media.

    Not sure what to post? Check out this Social Media Tool Kit.

    Sign a petition

    You can sign a petition – like this one to save the Au Pair Program.

    Write a letter

    You can share your support for #SaveJ1 by writing an online letter to the White House or Congress.

    Where to find more information

    Learn more about the #SaveJ1 campaign at the links below.

    https://www.americansforculturalexchange.org/take-action-now

    https://www.iapa.org/call-to-action-help-us-to-save-the-u-s-a-au-pair-program-savej1/

    https://www.iena.org/blog/savej1-campaign/

     

     

  • 5 вещей, которые каждый нерезидент в США должен знать о налогах

    5 вещей, которые каждый нерезидент в США должен знать о налогах

    Когда вы приедете в США как иностранный студент или участник J-1, вы, вероятно, будете очень заняты.

    Без сомнения, вы будете стремиться найти жилье, осмотреть свой новый район и завести новых друзей!

    Налог, с другой стороны, будет самым последним на вашем уме.

    Однако, хотя размышления о скучных финансовых формах могут быть не самой захватывающей перспективой, для каждого нерезидента в США очень важно понимать и соблюдать свои налоговые обязательства. Continue reading “5 вещей, которые каждый нерезидент в США должен знать о налогах” »

  • A Complete Tax Guide for Au Pairs in the U.S.

    Au Pair Taxes Explained by Sprintax

    According to the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) there are up to 12,000 au pairs in the US at any stage during the year (source).

    We’ve put this handy guide together to fill you in on everything you need to know about foreign au pairs and tax in the US.

    About the Au Pair Program

    What is Au Pair?

    An au pair is an individual between the ages of 18 and 26, who travels from their home country to live in the US with a family and work as a caregiver (foreign nanny). An au pair comes to the US as an Exchange Visitor on a J-1 visa and is not allowed to remain in the United States longer than one year.

    Working as an au pair is an unrivaled opportunity to experience the American way of life – and for those who are not native English speakers, it’s a chance to learn and practice the language.

    You can find more about the Au Pair program here.

    Au Pair Income

    Au Pairs in America receive a cash stipend (tied to the U.S. minimum wage) from the host family. The au pair stipend constitutes “wages” because an employer-employee relationship exists between the au pair and their host family.

    Au pairs must report this income to the IRS and it’s subject to income tax.

    One of the many challenges that an au pair may face when they arrive in the US is coming to terms with the US tax system.

    Do Au Pairs have to pay taxes?

    In short, yes.

    All payments that you have received as an au pair from your host family, which cover the cost of any required academic coursework, room and board, or compensation for childcare work are subject to income tax.

    As a nonresident, au pairs will owe tax on all of the money they earned from US sources.

    Although au pair wages are not subject to mandatory U.S. income tax withholding and reporting on form W-2, au pairs must file an income tax return.

    Filing an Income Tax Return

    You will need to apply for a Social Security Number (SSN) or for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), whichever is applicable in your case, in order to file your US Federal tax return.

    In the United States, besides federal tax, there are also state taxes and local taxes. Whether you need to file a state tax return will depend on the tax rules of the state in which you lived and /or worked, as some states do not require you to pay state tax.

    In order to reduce your tax liability during filing, the IRS permit au pairs to pay tax in quarterly instalments. To do this, all you’ll need to do is submit Form 1040NR-ES (estimated tax return) to the IRS on a quarterly basis and enclose a cheque for the amount you are paying. You may also pay your tax in full at the end of the tax year with your 1040NR-EZ.

    Prepare your Au pair taxes hassle-free with Sprintax

    What taxes are Au Pairs exempt from?

    Because au pairs are paid for their work in the setting of a private home, they are not subject to mandatory US income tax withholding and reporting on Form 941 and W-2.

    Wages will also be exempt from social security and Medicare (FICA) taxes because of the au pair’s status as a nonresident alien. However, if you had previously been in the United States as a student, teacher, trainee, or researcher in F, J, M, or Q non-immigrant status, then you may be classed as a resident alien, meaning you may be subjected to these taxes.

    Tax deductions

    Most au pairs are considered nonresident aliens for tax purposes, so they are not eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, the Hope Credit or the Lifetime Learning Credit.

    What happens if an au pair does not pay taxes?

    It’s important to note that, by not filing your tax return, you can severely jeopardize your chances of securing a US visa or Green Card in the future.

    How to pay taxes

    If the case arises where you end up owing additional taxes along with your return, you have various options to pay. The most common forms of paying are pay by check, bank transfer or your credit or debit card.

    You may need to prepare a payment voucher and mail it to the IRS with a check or money order if you choose this payment method.

    If you choose to pay with a payment voucher, Sprintax will provide the filled out form for you. You will find detailed information about the method you have chosen in your instructions.

    Check out this guide on what to do if you missed the tax deadline.

    How to file my US tax return as an Au pair

    Usually, you have until 15 April of every year to file your tax return, however – with the ongoing COVID19 pandemic causing chaos across the globe, the deadline for 2020 has been moved forward to 15 July.

    • In order to file your au pair tax return you need:
      Your Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN);
    • Calculate how much you earned in the US during the previous calendar year. The simplest way is to multiply your weekly stipend with the number of weeks you worked as an au pair;
    • File form 1040NR-EZ with the IRS;
    • Send a payment to the IRS with the amount of any taxes owed.

    At Sprintax, our software has the capabilities to help you to prepare your federal tax return easily online. We will also assist you with your state tax return.

    By preparing your tax documents with Sprintax, you can also ensure that you receive your maximum tax refund! And with the average Sprintax user receiving a tax refund of $1,153, it’s easy to see why it’s worth your time checking to see what you are owed!

    With Sprintax you can:

    • Save time and stress!
    • Determine your residency status
    • Prepare a fully compliant US tax return
    • Maximize your State tax refund if available
    • Avail of our 24/7 Vita Qualified Live Chat facility

    Prepare your Au Pair tax return today!

  • Топ 5 ошибок, которые нерезиденты совершают в своих налоговых декларациях и как их избежать

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    Налог в США сложен, и при подаче налоговой декларации легко ошибиться.

    Такие ошибки могут досадными и привести к задержкам как в обработке вашей налоговой декларации, так и в получении возврата налогов.

    В этом руководстве мы выделим пять наиболее распространенных ошибок, допускаемых нерезидентами при подаче налоговой декларации, и дадим советы о том, как их избежать! Continue reading “Топ 5 ошибок, которые нерезиденты совершают в своих налоговых декларациях и как их избежать” »

  • The top 5 mistakes nonresidents make on their tax returns and how to avoid them

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    US tax is tricky and it is easy to make a mistake when filing your tax return.

    Such mistakes can be frustrating and lead to delays in both processing your tax return and retrieving your tax refund.

    In this guide, we’ll highlight the five most common mistakes made by nonresidents while filing their tax return and provide top tips on how to avoid them! Continue reading “The top 5 mistakes nonresidents make on their tax returns and how to avoid them” »

  • Your US Tax Residency Status Explained

    US residency for tax purposes explained

    Determining your tax residency status is important, as it will decide how much tax you must pay while in the US.

    The most common mistake nonresidents make is filing their taxes as a resident. If a nonresident files as a resident they can claim benefits and receive refunds that they’re not entitled to. Incorrect filing breaks the terms and conditions of a nonresident visa, this can lead to fines and penalties and you may also jeopardise your future visa or green card applications.

    In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know about your residency and how you can determine your residency status.
    Continue reading “Your US Tax Residency Status Explained” »

  • I filed as a resident in 2018. I have since left the US. I received the CARES payment. What should I do?

    Filed as resident in 2018, but since then left the US and now received the CARES act stimulus check, what should I do?

    In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the US government rolled out the emergency CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act.

    Essentially, it is a stimulus package which provides workers (earning less than $75,000 per year) with a one-time payment of $1,200.

    The stimulus payment can only be claimed by US citizens, permanent residents and residents for tax purposes (individuals who can pass the Substantial Presence Test) who have a valid Social Security Number (SSN), who have filed their 2018 tax return (in 2019), or their 2019 return (in 2020) and who will be considered a qualifying resident alien for the 2020 tax year.

    For more details on how US residency for tax purposes is determined, check out this blog post.
    Continue reading “I filed as a resident in 2018. I have since left the US. I received the CARES payment. What should I do?” »

  • Key takeaways from our COVID-19 Tax Webinar!

    Sprintax COVID-19 tax webinar

    Updated 7 May 2020

    How coronavirus has affected nonresident tax compliance & how you can support your international students & scholars

    The US government introduced the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The act provides for a one-time stimulus payment of $1,200 to be paid to workers who are earning less than $75,000 per year.

    However, almost as soon as the CARES Act was introduced, a number of questions about the payment sprang up.

    What are the eligibility requirements for the payment, can nonresidents benefit from the CARES Act, and what should an international student do if they receive the payment in error – these are just a handful of the queries being asked every day by students and universities alike.

    In our webinar – How COVID-19 has affected nonresident tax compliance & how you can support your international students, scholars or J1 participants – we explore the common tax issues that COVID-19 has presented for international offices, payroll departments, visa sponsors and their nonresidents. We also answer some of the most common questions on the topic.
    Continue reading “Key takeaways from our COVID-19 Tax Webinar!” »

  • 我提交了一份错误的报税表。我是否应该提交修正报税表来修正它?怎样做?

    How to amend your US tax return - Sprintax

    如果你在纳税申报单上写错了,或者忘记申请抵税或扣减,也不要担心。你可以提交一份修改过的申报表来解决这个问题。——美国国税局

    在申报非居民外国人所得税时犯了错误?别担心,修复它并不像你想象的那么困难!

    美国的税收是很棘手的——尤其是如果你是一个不熟悉美国税收制度的非美国居民。美国国税局(IRS)知道税收代码很复杂,而且人们会犯错误。

    由于各种不同的原因,报税表可以被认为是“不正确的”或“不完整的”。像忘记签署表格这样的简单事情,像虚报收入或计算扣减额这样的大问题,都可能影响报税表的有效性。虽然在报税表上犯错不一定是什么大问题,但重要的是你要在适当的情况下提交经修订的报税表,以改善情况。

    如果你意识到你在已经提交的报税表中犯了错误,或者你遇到了新的信息(例如你收到了额外的W-21042-S),只需提交一份修改过的报税表进行更正

    需要注意的是,你不应该试图通过提交另一份原始的1040NR申报表来纠正这种情况。这将使事情更加混乱,可能会给你带来额外的麻烦。相反,提交一份1040-X,修改后的美国个人所得税申报单,即使你的原始申报单是在几天前提交的。

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  • I filed an incorrect tax return. Should I file an amended return to fix it and how?

    How to amend your US tax return - Sprintax

    “Don’t worry if you made a mistake on your tax return or forgot to claim a tax credit or deduction. You can fix it by filing an amended return.” – The IRS

    Made an error on nonresident alien income tax return? Don’t worry, fixing it is not as difficult as you might think!

    US tax can be tricky – especially if you’re a nonresident who is not familiar with the American tax system. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) knows the tax code is complex, and that people make mistakes.

    A tax return can be considered ‘incorrect’ or ‘incomplete’ for a variety of different reasons. Simple things like forgetting to sign a form to big issues like misreporting income or incorrectly calculating a deduction can all affect the validity of a tax return. While making a mistake on your return is not necessarily a big deal, it is important that you rectify the situation by filing an amended tax return, where appropriate.

    If you realize that you made an error on a tax return you already filed or you have come across new information (for example you received an additional W-2 or 1042-S), simply file an amended tax return to make a correction.

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  • Nonresident aliens: Your guide to navigating the COVID-19 CARES Act Stimulus Payments

    Can I claim the CARES payment as a nonresident?

    Updated 7 May 2020

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the US government has introduced the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act.

    In short, the CARES Act is a stimulus package which aims to support workers (earning less than $75,000 per year) with a one-time payment of $1,200.

    Married couples (who file jointly and earn less than $150,000) will receive $2,400 and families will also get $500 per child.

    Taxpayers who have filed US tax returns in 2018 or 2019 have already begun to receive CARES payments.

    With that in mind, in this guide, we’ll take a closer look at the CARES payment, who is entitled to receive it, and what you should do if you receive the payment when you are not eligible. 
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  • COVID-19,CARES支付和缴税截止日期-所有非居民税务问题都得到了解答!

    COVID-19 tax questions

    作为一个非美国居民,你可能有很多关于税收的问题。

    这就是为什么在Sprintax,我们提供24/7的实时聊天服务。我们的团队可以在任何时间为您提供支持和回答您所有的税务问题。

    在这个博客中,我们整理了我们团队最近收到的一些最常见的税务问题。

    最近关于非居民税的问题 Continue reading “COVID-19,CARES支付和缴税截止日期-所有非居民税务问题都得到了解答!” »

  • COVID-19, the CARES payment and the tax deadline – all of your non-resident tax questions answered!

    COVID-19 tax questions

    As a non-resident in the US, you probably have a lot of questions about tax.

    That’s why, at Sprintax, we offer a 24/7 Live Chat service. Our team are available any time day or night to support you and answer all of your tax questions.

    In this blog, we’ve compiled some of the most common tax questions that our team have received recently.
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  • US Tax deadline extended to 15 July 2020

    Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the IRS have announced a 90 day extension to the deadline to file and pay your federal taxes.
    Continue reading “US Tax deadline extended to 15 July 2020” »

  • The ultimate US tax guide for J-1 participants

    Tens of thousands of people flock to the US on J-1 visas each year.

    Every J-1 participant has a tax filing requirement, it’s the law!

    Many J-1 visa holders are confused by the often tricky US tax jargon. However, it’s not as bad as it seems, and knowing even a little about your filing requirements can go a long way!

    With this in mind, we’ve created a blog post that will answer some common queries from J-1 participants in the US! Continue reading “The ultimate US tax guide for J-1 participants” »

  • US tax season survival guide for international students on F-1 visas

    US tax season guide for international students on F-1 visa

    While tax filing might not be the most exciting aspect of international student life in the US, the importance of completing these forms correctly cannot be underestimated.

    In fact, the way you handle your international student tax affairs will have a major impact on future Green Card and visa applications.

    With this in mind, we’ve created this handy tax guide for international students and scholars in the US on an F-1 visa.

    We’ve covered everything you need to know about tax returns, refunds, and how to stay in the taxman’s good books! So, let’s get started!

    To easily navigate this guide, we’ve listed the main covered topics in the table of contents below. Continue reading “US tax season survival guide for international students on F-1 visas” »

  • 给持F-1签证的国际学生的美国税收季节生存手册

    US tax season guide for international students on F-1 visa

    尽管纳税申报可能不是国际学生在美国生活中最令人兴奋的方面,但正确填写这些表格的重要性不容低估。

    事实上,您处理国际学生税务事务的方式将对您未来绿卡和签证申请产生重大影响。

    考虑到这一点,我们为持F-1签证在美国的国际学生和学者制作了这份方便的税务指南。

    我们已经涵盖了所有你需要知道的关于纳税申报,退款,以及如何留在税务人员的好书!那么,让我们开始吧!

    为了方便浏览本指南,我们在下面的目录中列出了主要涉及的主题。 Continue reading “给持F-1签证的国际学生的美国税收季节生存手册” »

  • The new W-4 form explained

    The importance of correctly filling out US tax forms can often be disregarded as the process can be, let’s face it, quite boring!

    However, the importance of these forms cannot be underestimated, as it is absolutely crucial for any nonresident to abide by the strict tax laws in The States.

    In fact, the way that you handle your US tax affairs can play a big part in whether your future visa or Green Card applications succeed or not.

    In this blog we’ll lay out some of the key information you need to know before filling out the W-4 form, so that the correct amount of taxes is withheld from your paychecks.
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  • Form 8843 – what is it and how do I file it?

    Form 8843_Guide_Sprintax

    There are 3 things that every US international student and J-1 visa holder needs to know about American tax:

      1. Every US international student and J-1 visa holder has a tax filing requirement
      2. It doesn’t matter if you have earned income. You must still file your documents before the deadline
      3. The IRS takes this stuff seriously! In other words, if you don’t comply with your tax obligations, you may encounter complications when applying for US visas in the future

    Regardless of whether you have earned income during your time in the US, you will still need to file what’s known as a Form 8843 “Statement for Exempt Individuals and Individuals With a Medical Condition”.

    This blog post will focus on exactly what you need to do in order to file this form and remain compliant with the IRS.
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  • 表格8843 -是什么及如何提交?

    Form 8843_Guide_Sprintax

    关于美国的税收,每个美国国际学生和J-1签证持有人需要知道三件事:

      1. 每个美国国际学生和J-1签证持有人都有纳税申报要求
      2. 是否有收入并不重要。你必须在截止日期前提交文件
      3. 国税局会认真对待这件事的!换句话说,如果您不遵守您的税务义务,您可能会遇到复杂的申请美国签证在未来

    无论你在美国期间是否有收入,你仍然需要提交8843表格“豁免个人和有健康状况的个人声明”。

    这篇博客文章将着重于你需要做什么才能提交这个表格,并保持符合美国国税局。 Continue reading “表格8843 -是什么及如何提交?” »

  • 5 Important US tax documents every international student should know

    Tax solutions for nonresidents in the US

    Let’s face it – tax is super boring!

    And when you move to the US as an international student or scholar, the local tax system will likely be the furthest thing from your mind.

    However, boring or not, compliance with the American tax authorities – the IRS – is crucial for any international student. In fact it’s one of the conditions of your visa! And how you handle your US tax affairs can play a big part in the outcome of your future visa or Green Card applications.

    But, by doing some research into US tax when you first arrive, you can save you a lot of hassle down the line.
    Continue reading “5 Important US tax documents every international student should know” »

  • 5 documentos de impuestos de EE.UU. que todo participante J1 o estudiante internacional debe conocer

    Tax solutions for nonresidents in the US

    Aceptémoslo – El tema de impuestos es muy aburrido!

    Y cuando vas a EE.UU. como participante J1 o estudiante internacional, el sistema tributario local será probablemente lo último en lo que pienses.

    Sin embargo, aburrido o no, el cumplimiento con las autoridades fiscales– el IRS – es crucial para todo participante J1 o estudiante internacional. En efecto, es una de las condiciones de tu visa! Y el manejo de tus asuntos fiscales en territorio americano. puede jugar un papel muy importante en el resultado de tu futura visa o aplicación para una Green Card.

    Pero, hacer una lectura rápida sobre los impuestos de EE.UU. al llegar al país, puede ahorrarte muchos dolores de cabeza en el futuro.

    Como no-residente, hay un número de formularios y documentos con los que necesitas familiarizarte mientras te encuentres allá

    En este blog, encontrarás una guía de 5 de los documentos fiscales más importantes y los casos en que deben ser utilizados, por qué necesitas presentarlos, y la manera más fácil de completar cada uno. Continue reading “5 documentos de impuestos de EE.UU. que todo participante J1 o estudiante internacional debe conocer” »

  • Руководство для иностранных студентов по заявлениям в колледжи США

    How to write the perfect US college application essay

    Если вы хотите учиться в США в качестве иностранного студента, вам, вероятно, стоит задуматься о своем заявлении на поступление в колледж.

    Подождите, что такое заявлениe на поступление в колледж США?

    В США колледжи и университеты часто просят абитуриентов представить личное эссе или письмо.

    Не беспокойтесь, если это ново для вас – команда Sprintax готова помочь вам написать эссе, которое гарантированно обеспечит вам место в колледже США вашей мечты. Continue reading “Руководство для иностранных студентов по заявлениям в колледжи США” »

  • The International Students Guide to US College Application Letters

    How to write the perfect US college application essay

    If you want to study in the US as an international student, you should probably start thinking about your college application letter.
    Continue reading “The International Students Guide to US College Application Letters” »

  • Filing 1042-S – How to Prepare for Tax Season

    tax filing regulations of international students

    Preparing a 1042-S isn’t an easy task, and to make matters worse, filing incorrectly can lead to penalties, fines and unnecessary stress.

    But not to worry, today we will address some of the most common questions associated with filing a 1042-S: What is a 1042-S? How do I know what income to report? What deadlines should I be aware of when filing a 1042-S? Should I be aware of any changes in filing regulations since last year?
    Continue reading “Filing 1042-S – How to Prepare for Tax Season” »