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  • Where’s My Tax Refund?

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    Filed your tax return and wondering where your refund is? Here’s how you can keep up to speed with your refund

    Phew! The tricky part is over.

    With your tax return safely filed, you’re probably wondering ‘how long will it be before I receive my tax refund?’

    Fortunately you can now get information about your tax refund online.

    Here’s what you need to know…

    Your Federal tax refund 

    Generally the IRS advises that you will have to wait 4 to 6 weeks after you mail your return before you receive your money.

    If you would like to keep updated with the status of your Federal tax refund, you can do so by using the IRS’ online “Where’s My Refund?” tool.

    The system will ask you for the following:

    • Your Social Security Number, or your Individual Taxpayer Identification Number
    • Your filing status (Single or Married Filing Separate Return for non-residents)
    • The exact dollar refund amount shown on your tax return

    It’s a good idea to have a copy of your federal tax return on hand so you can easily enter the required information.

    You can also check the status of your refund over the phone by calling one of the following numbers:

    • The IRS Refund Hotline – 800-829-1954. This number, available 24/7, is specifically for calls regarding tax refunds.
    • The IRS TeleTax system – 800-829-4477. This provides general tax information as well as your current refund status. It is also available 24/7

    US tax refund

    Your State tax refund

    Firstly AlaskaFloridaNevadaSouth DakotaTexasWashington, and Wyoming don’t have income tax. If you received income such as wages, scholarship or any other earnings and/or income, you would not have been required to file a State tax return and you will therefore have no entitlement to a State tax refund.

    In addition, New Hampshire and Tennessee only tax interest and dividend income, not wages, scholarship, earnings, or other type of income.

    For all other States, you can check the status of your State tax refund by using the useful links listed below.

    Alabama (AL)

    The Alabama Department of Revenue advises that it usually takes 8-12 weeks for tax filers to receive a refund from the date a return is accepted.

    To check the status of your Alabama state tax refund, go to My Alabama Taxes and then click ‘Check on My Refund Status’.

    For more information, contact the Alabama Department of Revenue.

    Arizona (AZ)

    Arizona tax prep made easy

    The Arizona Department of Revenue advises that the processing of a paper filed tax return can take up to 12 weeks to process.  For a refund to be direct deposited or mailed, it may take up to an additional seven days from the date the tax return processing was completed.

    You can check the status of your Arizona state tax refund here.

    Or, for more information, contact the Arizona Department of Revenue.

    Arkansas (AR)

    It can take up to 6 weeks after the date your return was accepted to receive a refund from the Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration.

    To check the status of your Arkansas State tax refund, simply follow this link (and click ‘Where’s My Refund?’)

    For more information, contact the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (see the ‘Individual Income Tax’ section).

    California (CA)

    The State of California Franchise Tax Board says that it can take approximately 4 weeks to receive a refund (for paper filed returns). Some tax returns need extra review for accuracy, completeness, and to protect taxpayers from fraud and identity theft and extra processing time may be necessary in these cases.

    To check the status of your California State tax refund, simply follow this link.

    For more information, contact the California Franchise Tax Board.

    Colorado (CO)

    Colarado State tax prep

    Follow this link to check the status of your Colorado state tax refund, and then click ‘Check the Status of Your Refund’.

    Or you can find more information about your refund here or by contacting the Colorado Department of Revenue.

    Connecticut (CT)

    According to the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services, it can take 10 – 12 weeks to process a paper return.

    Follow this link to check the status of your Connecticut state tax refund (and then click ‘Check on the Status of Your Refund’).

    For more information, contact the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS).

    Delaware (DE)

    The Delaware Division of Revenue advises that has announced it can take approximately 6 weeks to receive a refund from the date a tax return is accepted.

    Follow this link to check the status of your Delaware state tax refund.

    Further information, can be found by contacting the Delaware Division of Revenue.

    District of Columbia (DC)

    The D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue advises that it can take 2 to 3 weeks for processing and issuance of a refund.

    Follow this link to check the status of your D.C. tax refund and click on the ‘Where’s My Refund?’ button.

    For more information, contact the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue.

    Georgia (GA)

    Georgia tax refunds made easy

    The Georgia Income Tax Division has said that it can take 90 business days to process a return and issue a tax refund.

    Follow this link to check the status of your Georgia tax refund (click on the Where’s My Refund? button).

    For more information, contact the Georgia Department of Revenue.

    Hawaii (HI)

    Typically, it takes 9-10 weeks for the Hawaii Department of Taxation to process a tax refund.

    Follow this link to check the status of your Hawaii tax refund (click on the ‘Where’s My Refund?’ button).

    For more information, contact the Hawaii Department of Taxation.

    Idaho (ID)

    The Idaho State Tax Commission advises that it can take 10-11 weeks to process a return and issue a refund.

    To check the status of your refund simply follow this link (and click the ‘Where’s My Refund?’ button).

    For more details you can contact the Idaho State Tax Commission.

    Illinois (IL)

    You can check the status of your Illinois tax refund here.

    For more information contact the Illinois Department of Revenue here.

    Indiana (IN)

    Indiana state tax refunds

    The Indiana Department of Revenue says that it can take approximately 10 weeks to process a return and issue a refund.

    You can check the status of your Indiana tax refund here, or alternatively, if you’d like further information, contact the Indiana Department of Revenue.

    Iowa (IA)

    According to the Iowa Income Tax Department of Revenue and Finance, it can take approximately 3 weeks to process a return and issue a refund.

    Check the status of your Iowa tax refund here.

    Or for more information, contact the Iowa Department of Revenue.

    Kansas (KS)

    The Kansas Department of Revenue has announced that the normal processing time for a paper tax return is 16 weeks.

    Follow this link to check the status of your Kansas tax refund.

    And more information, can be obtained by contacting the Kansas Division of Taxation for Individuals.

    Kentucky (KY)

    The Kentucky Revenue Cabinet advises that you will typically have to wait 8-12 weeks before you will receive your tax refund.

    Follow this link to check the status of your Kentucky tax refund and click on the ‘Check Refund Status online’ button.

    For more information, contact the Kentucky Department of Revenue.

    Louisiana (LA)

    Louisiana State tax refunds

    The Louisiana Department of Revenue says that processing time for paper returns is 12-16 weeks from the date the return was mailed.

    You can check the status of your Louisiana tax refund here.

    Or for more information, contact the Louisiana Department of Revenue or call 1-855-307-3893.

    Maine (ME)

    The Maine Revenue Services advises that tax refunds can take up to 14 days to be processed.

    Check the status of your Maine tax refund here .

    For more information, you can contact the Maine Revenue Services Department directly here.

    Maryland (MD)

    The Maryland Controller of the Treasury has outlined announced that the processing of paper returns takes approximately 30 days.

    If you would like an update on your tax refund, you can check the status here.

    Need more info? Simply contact the Comptroller of Maryland.

    Massachusetts (MA)

    You can check the status of your Massachusetts tax refund here (click on the ‘Where’s My Refund?’ button).

    And you can find more information, by contacting the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.

    Michigan (MI)

    Michigan state tax refunds

    The Michigan Department of the Treasury says it can take approximately 8 weeks to process a return and issue a refund.

    Follow this link to check the status of your Michigan tax refund and click on the ‘Check my tax and refund information’ option.

    For more information, contact the Michigan Department of Treasury.

    Minnesota (MN)

    If you filed a Minnesota State tax return, you will probably have to wait 6 weeks for your tax refund.

    You can check the status of your refund here. And you can find any further information you require by contacting the Minnesota Department of Revenue.

    Mississippi (MS)

    Check the status of your Mississippi tax refund here.

    Or contact the Mississippi Department of Revenue for more information.

    Missouri (MO)

    The Missouri Department of Revenue advises that it can take 8-10 weeks to process a tax return and issue a refund.

    Check the status of your Missouri tax refund here.

    For more information, contact the Missouri Department of Revenue.

    Montana (MT)

    Montana State tax refunds

    The Montana Department of Revenue has detailed that it can take approximately 8 weeks to process a return and issue a tax refund.

    Follow this link to check the status of your tax refund (click on the ‘Where’s My Refund?’ button).

    Or for more information, contact the Montana Department of Revenue.

    Nebraska (NE)

    The Nebraska Department of Revenue has announced it can take 15-21 days to process a return and issue a refund.

    Follow this link to check the status of your Nebraska tax refund.

    More details can be found by contacting the Nebraska Department of Revenue.

    New Jersey (NJ)

    According to the New Jersey State Department, it can take 12 weeks or longer to process a return and issue a refund.

    Follow this link to check the status of your New Jersey tax refund.

    Or for more information, contact the New Jersey Division of Taxation.

    New Mexico (NM)

    The New Mexico Taxation & Revenue Department has said that it can take approximately 8-12 weeks to process a tax return and issue a refund.

    To check the status of your New Mexico tax refund, follow this link (and click on the ‘Where’s My Refund?’ button).

    For more information, contact the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department.

    New York (NY)

    Easy New York State Tax Return

    The New York State Processing Center usually issues refunds 8-12 weeks after they receive a tax return.

    You can check the status of your New York tax refund here (click on the ‘Where’s My Refund?’) button.

    Or for more information, contact the Department of Taxation and Finance.

    North Carolina (NC)

    The North Carolina Department of Revenue has announced it can take approximately 12 weeks to process a return and issue a refund.

    Follow this link to check the status of your North Carolina tax refund (click on the ‘Where’s My Refund?’ button).

    For more information, contact the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

    North Dakota (ND)

    The North Dakota Office of State Tax Commissioner says that it can take approximately 6 weeks to process a return and issue a refund.

    You can follow this link to check the status of your North Dakota tax refund (click on the ‘Where’s My Refund?’ button).

    Or for more information, contact the North Dakota Office of the State Tax Commissioner.

    Ohio (OH)

    The Ohio Department of Taxation advises that it can take a minimum of 30 days to process a return and issue a tax refund.

    You can check the status of your Ohio tax refund here and find more information by contacting the Ohio Department of Taxation directly.

    Oklahoma (OK)

    Easy Oklahoma tax return

    Follow this link to check the status of your Oklahoma tax refund.

    And for more information, you can contact the Oklahoma Tax Commission.

    Oregon (OR)

    You can check the status of your Oregon tax refund here.

    And for more information, you can contact the Oregon Department of Revenue.

    Pennsylvania (PA)

    According to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue it can take 3 to 4 weeks for a tax refund to be processed.

    Check the status of your Pennsylvania tax refund here (click on the ‘Where’s My Refund?’ button).

    More information can be found at the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.

    Rhode Island (RI)

    The Rhode Island Division of Taxation says it can take 5 to 7 weeks to process a tax return and issue a refund.

    Simply follow this link to check the status of your Rhode Island tax refund.

    For more information, contact the Rhode Island Division of Taxation directly.

    South Carolina (SC)

    Follow this link to check the status of your South Carolina tax refund.

    For more information, contact South Carolina Department of Revenue.

    Utah (UT)

    Easy Utah tax returns

    The Utah State Tax Commission says that it can take 90 days to process a return and issue a refund.

    If you would like to check the status of your Utah tax refund, you can do so here (click on the ‘Where’s My Refund?’ button).

    For more information, contact the Utah State Tax Commission.

    Vermont (VT)

    The Vermont Department of Taxes advises that it can take approximately 8 weeks to process a return and issue a refund.

    You can check the status of your Vermont tax refund here (click ‘Individuals’ and then ‘Check the status of my return’).

    For more information, contact Vermont Department of Taxes directly. 

    Virginia (VA)

    The Virginia Department of Taxation says it can take up to 8 weeks to process a tax return and issue a refund.

    Simply follow this link to check the status of your Virginia tax refund.

    For more information, contact the Virginia Department of Taxation.

    West Virginia (WV)

    Follow this link to check the status of your West Virginia state refund.

    Wisconsin (WI)

    You can check your Wisconsin refund status here and find more information by contacting the Wisconsin Department of Revenue.

    Haven’t filed your tax return yet?

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  • Her J-1 katılımcısının ABD vergileri hakkında bilmesi gereken 5 şey

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    • Başkan Trump’ın ‘Vergi Kesintileri ve İş Kanunu’ J-1 vize sahipleri için ne anlama gelmekte.
    • J-1 yükümlülük ve haklarını anlamak.
    • Sprintax – J-1 vergi iadesine başvuru yapmak için en kolay yol.

    Başkan Trump 2017 Kasım ayında ‘ Vergi Kesintileri ve İş Kanunu ‘ yasasını açıkladığında birçok J-1 vize sahibi ve uluslararası öğrenci ABD’yi kafası karışık bir şekilde terketti.

    ‘Bu beni nasıl etkileyecek ?’ ‘Vergi iadesi başvurusunda bulunmam gerekli mi?’ ‘Hala vergi iadesi alabilir miyim?

    Bir çok soru cevapsız kalmıştı.

    Bugün bu soruları cevaplamak için buradayız! Eğer bir J-1 seyahatiyle ABD’ye gidecekseniz bu rehberi takip edin, bu şekilde almaya hakkınız olan vergi iadelerini alırken ABD vergi dairesi IRS’i mutlu tutmayı başarabileceksiniz.

    Pekala, daha fazla uzatmadan işte her J-1 katılımcısının ABD vergisi hakkında bilmesi gereken 5 şey.

    Zamanınız kısıtlı mı ? Bunun yerne hazırladığımız videoya bir göz atın!

    (1) Evet, vergi iadesine başvurmak zorundasınız!

    Her bir ABD J-1 vize sahibi vergi yılı sonunda vergi iadesi için başvuruda bulunmak zorunda. Yasa bu şekilde!

    Başkan Trump’ın yasasından önce J-1 sahiplerinin vergi iade başvurusu yapmasını gerektirmeyen bazı durumlar vardı.

    Ancak artık durum böyle değil ve J-1 vizesinin şartlarından biride vize sahibinin vergi beyannamesi vermesidir.

     

    Başvuruda bulunmak

    Başvuruda bulunmanın birkaç farklı yolu bulunmakta.

    Yeni başlayanlar, başvurunuzu direkt olarak IRS ile gerçekleştirebilirsiniz.

    Ancak, birçok J-1 öğrencisi için vergi beyannamesi doldurmak son derece kafa karıştırıcı, karmaşık ve açıkça sıkıcı bir iştir!

    ABD vergi beyannamenizi hazırlamanın en hızlı, en kolay ve en iyi yolu Sprintax’ı seçmektir. Bu konuda daha fazlası aşağıda!

     

    Başvuruda bulunmamak

    J-1 programınızdan sonra vergi beyannamesi vermezseniz, cezalara ve faizlere tabi olabilirsiniz.

    Geç dosyalama cezası, geri dönüşünüzün geç kaldığı her ay için ödenen ek vergi borcunun% 5’i kadardır (en fazla% 25’e kadar). Son ödeme tarihinden 60 günden fazla bir süre sonra başvuru yaparsanız, asgari ceza 205$ veya ödenmemiş verginizin % 100’ü kadardır,  hangisi daha düşükse.

    Vergi yükümlülüklerinize uymamanız, gelecekte ABD vizesinin reddedilmesine de neden olabilir.

     

    Vergi ikamet durumu nedir ?

    Sağlıklı bir vergi iadesi başvurusunda bulunmak için ikamet durumunuzu belirlemek çok önemlidir.

    J-1 vize sahiplerinin çoğunluğu, IRS tarafından vergi amaçlı ikamet etmeyen yabancılar olarak kabul edilir.

    Vergi beyannamenizi Sprintax ile hazırladığınızda, yazılımımız verdiğiniz bilgilere dayanarak ikamet durumunuzu belirleyecektir.

    Vergi beyannamenizi Sprintax ile hazırlayın

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    (2) Trump’ın yaptığı değişiklikler öğrenciler için ne anlama gelmekte

    ‘Vergi Kesintileri ve İşler Yasası’nın tüm ABD vergi mükellefleri için etkileri mevcut – ancak özellikle ABD’de eğitim, staj yapmak veya WaT için bulunanlar için daha geniş kapsamlı etkileri vardır.

    Bu değişikliklerin çoğu Ocak 2018’de yürülüğe girdiğinden, ikamet etmeyen kişilerin ABD vergi yükümlülüklerini ve haklarını anlamaları çok önemlidir.

    İkamet etmeyen kişileri etkileyen en büyük değişim ‘kişisel muafiyet’ konusundadır.

    Yasa değişikliğinden önce ABD’de ikamet etmeden çalışan her bir birey $4,050lık bir kişisel muafiyete sahipti. Bir başka değişle 2017 tılında J1 vizesiyle ABD’de öalıyor olsaydınız $4,050 a kadar vergi ödemeden gelir elde edebilirdiniz.

    Bununla birlikte, 1 Ocak 2018 itibariyle (ve 2025 yılına kadar) kişisel muafiyet 4.050 Dolardan 0 Dolara düşürülmüştür. Kişisel muafiyetin kaldırılması, ikamet etmeyen herkes için vergilendirilebilir toplam gelirin arttığı anlamına gelir.

    Unutmamakta fayda var, bu değişiklikler 2017 ve öncesi yıllara etki etmemekte. Yani eğer 2017 yılında J1 vizesiyle ABD’de çalıştıysanız hala kişisel muafiyet yasasından yaralanabilirsiniz.

    Vergi beyannamenizi Sprintax ile hazırlayın

     

    (3) Hala vergi iadesi alma hakkınız olabilir

    Kişisel muafiyetin kaldırılması, ikamet etmeyen kişilerin çoğu için Federal vergi iadelerinin azaltılacağı anlamına geliyor.

    2018 vergi yılından itibaren, ikamet etmeyen bir kişinin Federal vergi iadesi almaya hak kazanmasının tek nedeni, gelirlerinden çok fazla vergi kesilmesidir.

    Yinede, Federal vergi iadesi almaya hakkınız olmasa bile Eyalet vergi iadesi alma şansınız bir hayli yüksek.

    Ortalama Eyalet vergilerimiz $175

    Ancak unutmayın; Eyalet vergi iadenizi alabilmek için beyannamede bulunmalısınız. Eyalet vergi beyannamesinde bulunabilmek için öncesinde Federal vergi beyannamesini yapmış olmak zorundasınız !

    Son olarak? Yasal olarak vergi beyannamesinde bulunmanız gerekli. Eyalet vergilerinizi alabilmek için harika bir fırsatınız var. O halde başvurunuzu yapın ve paranızı alın!

    Sprintax ile geri ödemenizi burada talep edin!

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    (4) Ne kadar vergi ödeyeceksiniz?

    2018 yılının başından itibaren tüm ikamet etmeyen kişiler elde ettikleri ilk 9,525$ a kadar %10 gelir vergisi ödemeli. Eğer bu rakamdan fazla bir gelir elde ettiyseniz 9,525$ ile 38,700$ arasındaki gelirler için %12 gelir vergisi ödemeniz gerekli.

    Örnekler

    (1) Fred, yaz aylarında bir restoranda çalışmak için J-1 vizesiyle Boston’a gider. ABD’de bulunduğu süre boyunca 4.000 $ kazanır.

    Eğer Fred 2017’de Boston’da çalışsaydı, kazancı üzerinden vergi ödemek zorunda kalmayacaktı, çünkü geliri 4.050 dolarlık kişisel muafiyet tutarını geçmemiş olacaktı.

    Ancak eğer Fred 2018’de Boston’da çalışmışsa, kişisel muafiyetten faydalanamayacak ve gelir vergisi olarak 400$ (% 10) ödemek zorunda kalacak.

    (2) Fiona J-1 vizesiyle Miami’ye gider ve kendisine yazın çalışabileceği bir ofis işi bulur. ABD’de kaldığı süre içerisinde 9,000$ kazanır (tüm WaT katılımcılarının %50sinin ortalama kazancı).

    Fiona bu geliri 2017 yılında elde etseydi ödemesi gereken vergi $495 olacaktı. ($9,000 – $4,050 = $4,950. 10% of $4,950 = $495).

    Ancak, bu geliri 2018 yılında kazanırsa, toplam vergi tutarı 900$ olacaktır.

    tam vergi oranları listesi ve aralıkları aşağıdaki gibidir:

     

    Aralık                             Vergi oranı

    $0 – $9,525

    Vergiye tabi gelirin %10u

    $9,526 – $38,700            +   $9,526 nın üzerindeki kısmın %12si

     

    $38,701 – $82,501           +   $38,701 in üzerindeki kısmın % 22si

     

    $82,501 – $157,500         +  $82,501 in üzerindeki kısmın % 24ü

     

    $157,501 – $200,000       +  $157,501 in üzerindeki kısmın % 32si

     

    İadenizi Sprintax ile buradan talep edin!

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    (5) Sprintax vergi beyannamenizi hazırlamanın en kolay yoludur

    Sprintax, J-1 programında bulunan ve ABD’de ikamet etmeyenlerin beyannameleri için tek bireysel olarak çevrimiçi hazırlama yazılımıdır. ADB vergi beyannamenizi dakikalar içinde hazırlamanıza yardım edecek!

    Bir Sprintax hesabı oluşturduğunuzda, sistemimiz tam uyumlu Federal ve Eyalet vergi beyannamelerini hazırlamanıza yardımcı olacaktır.

    Yazılımımız ayrıca yasal olarak almaya hakkınız olan maksimum vergi iadenizi almanızı da sağlayacaktır.

    Sprintax aynı zamanda ABD’deki NYU, Columbia, Arizona Eyalet Üniversitesi, Illinois Teknoloji Enstitüsü ve Cornell gibi birçok büyük üniversiteye yönelik “vergi iadesi” yazılımıdır.

    Aynı zamanda Turbo Tax’in ikamet etmeyen kişiler için önerdiği iş ortağı konumundayız.

    “Kendin yap” ne anlama gelir?

    Sprintax J-1 vize sahiplerine kolayca ve tam uyumlu bir şekilde vergi beyannameleri hazırlama imkanı sunun bir “kendin-yap” yazılımdır.

    Hesabınızı oluşturduğunuzda, yazılıma bazı ilgili bilgileri girmeniz istenecektir. Ardından tamamlanmış ve tamamen uyumlu 1040NR (ikamet etmeyen kişiler için vergi beyannamesi) belgenizi indirebileceksiniz.

    Sprintax aracılığıyla başvurduğunuzda güvenle başvurusunuz!

    • Tamamen uyumlu ABD vergi iadesi
    • Zaman ve stresten tasarruf edin!
    • İkamet durumunuzu öğrenin
    • İlgili uluslarası vergi anlaşmaları hakkında faydalı.
    • Kişisel muafiyet, krediler ve vergi kesintileri konusunda faydalı
    • 24/7 Vita belgeli Canlı Yardım servisi
    • En yüksek  seviyede Eyaler vergi iadesi

    500 binden fazla kişi Sprintax’ı vergi beyannamelerini hazırlamak ve vergi iadelerini almak için kullandı.

    Maliyeti ne kadar olacak ?

    Sprintax vergi beyannamesi hazırlama ücretleri:

    $35,95 – Federal

    $25,95 – Eyalet

    Ancak unutmayın, çoğu J-1 vizesi sahibi Eyalet Vergi İadesi hakkına sahiptir!

    Nasıl başlayabilirim  ?

    Çok Kolay!

    Hemen bir Sprintax hesabı oluşturun!

    Özetle:

    • J-1 vize sahiplerinin çok büyük kısmı ABD devleti tarafından vergi işlemlerinde ikamet etmeyen statüsünde kabul edilir.
    • ABD’de ikamet etmeyen her bir birey, yasal olarak vergi beyannamesi yapmak zorundadır.
    • Bu işlemin yapılmaması cezalara, yaptırımlara ve gelecek yıllarda ABD’ye girişlerinize izin verilmemesine yol açabilir.
    • 1 Ocak 2018 itibariyle ikamet etmeyen kişilerin artık $4,050 Dolarlık kişisel muafiyete tabi tutulmayı talep etme hakları yoktur.
    • Sprintax ABD vergi iade başvurularınızı daha kolay hale getirmekte!
    • Vergi iade başvurunuzu Sprintax ile gerçekleştirmeniz durumunda yasal olarak almaya hakkınız olan en yüksek vergi iade miktarını elde edeceksiniz.

    ABD vergi beyannamenizi Sprintax ile hazırlamak inanılmaz ucuz ve kolaydır. Şimdi başlayın!

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  • Introducing Sprintax TDS…

     

    All of your questions answered

     

    Tax. Granted, not the most exciting topic in the world. But its importance can never be called into question.

    Over recent years the proper documentation and withholding of payments to non-resident students and scholars has become an increasingly important issue for US educational institutions.

    How much tax should an international student being paying? Are they entitled to any reliefs or deductions? Who can help them handle their US tax?

    Finally there is an easy to manage, easy to use solution which makes US tax easy for international students.

    Sprintax, the only online self-prep tax software for non-residents and J-1 visa holders in the US, is launching a Tax Determination System (TDS) – a hassle-free tool which will help non-residents to pay the correct amount of tax.

    Sprintax TDS ensures that students and scholars are taxed correctly on income earned in the US, so that the correct amount of tax is withheld from their earnings and reported to the IRS.

    Let’s take a closer look at how it works.

    Who can use Sprintax TDS?

    Sprintax TDS is available for use by foreign students, scholars, teachers, researchers, trainees and all other international visitors with F, M, J, Q, H and L visas.

    How does it work?

    All students and scholars have to do to get started is quickly complete our online questionnaire. TDS will take care of the rest!

    Based on the information a student provides, Sprintax TDS will calculate student and scholar tax withholding and determine whether they’re eligible for tax treaties or deductions. It will then prepare the necessary tax documents for students, such as 1042-S, 8233, W-8Ben, etc.

    How is this tool useful for US educational institutions?

     Sprintax TDS:

    • Calculates tax withholding for non-resident international students, scholars, and professionals
    • Determines residency for tax purposes
    • Calculates tax withholding rates
    • Generates tax forms such as 1042-S, W-4, and W-8Ben, etc.
    • Documents and securely stores student tax information
    • Tax treaties built-in
    • Simple school and student interfaces

    Is Sprintax TDS easy to use?

    Sprintax TDS highlights the tax status of your international students and scholars on a user-friendly administrator dashboard, and identifies how they should be taxed on income from your institution. TDS can also link to Sprintax Tax Preparation where students can prepare their tax returns upon completing their TDS account.

    Why should your international students try Sprintax TDS?

    Let’s face it. Tax is confusing.

    It’s hard enough coming to terms with the tax system in their own country. Then, when an international student moves to the US, they have to become familiar with a completely new tax system.

    Sprintax TDS makes managing tax easy for international students in the US.

    So why not give it a try?!

    Contact us today to schedule a FREE Demo

     

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    US tax can be confusing. Especially for nonresidents!

    That’s why, if you’re an International Student or J-1 participant in the US, or you work in a University International Student Office, you should subscribe to the Sprintax blog.

    You’ll find tons of useful content for nonresidents. We cover tax, student life, acclimatizing to the US and much more.

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  • What happens if I miss the April 18th, 2017 deadline?

    Don’t panic! This is IRS’ advice for you. Nearly 30% of the taxpayers are unable to organize their documents before the deadline. You still have the chance to solve your situation; however there are a few important things you need to consider if you expect to miss the deadline.

    If you are due back a refund or your tax return shows no tax liability

    If you are due back a refund or your tax return shows no tax liability, you may not be fined for filing late. If you’re due a refund, you should file as soon as possible to get it. Even if you are not required to do so, you may still get a refund. This could apply if you had taxes withheld from your wages or you qualify for certain tax credits.

    Sprintax will help you determine if you are due back a refund.

    Note that there is time limitation for you to file and receive your federal tax refund, so if you don’t file within three years from the due date of your tax return (18th of April, 2017 for 2016 tax year), you may not receive your refund.

    In addition, there are some tax refund policy changes for late filing taxpayers, that IRS is implementing, that may affect how quickly you will receive your refund.

    If you owe any money in tax

    If you owe any money in tax, keep in mind that both late filing and late payment penalties may be charged on top of your tax liability. The failure-to-file penalty is the bigger portion of your penalty,and after 60 days of delay its minimum amount will be $205, so if you have not filed form 4868 – Extension to file, you may need to submit your tax return to the IRS as soon as possible in order to avoid further increase of your fine.

    Your failure-to-pay penalty depends on the amount of tax you owe. The percentage of the penalty increases over time, so even if you are not ready with your documents, the more you pay on time, before the deadline, the less interest and penalty charges you will accrue.

    If you are unable to pay your tax on time, you have the choice to enter into installment agreement with the IRS. There are certain conditions you should meet and Sprintax tax experts will be able to help you if you choose to request installment agreement from the IRS.

    In conclusion, if you missed the deadline, the best thing you can do is to prepare your tax documents and file your tax return as soon as possible!

    Do not delay your tax return further! Sprintax can help you to prepare  it, and estimate if you owe tax to the IRS.

     

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    US tax can be confusing. Especially for nonresidents!

    That’s why, if you’re an International Student or J-1 participant in the US, or you work in a University International Student Office, you should subscribe to the Sprintax blog.

    You’ll find tons of useful content for nonresidents. We cover tax, student life, acclimatizing to the US and much more.

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  • Sprintax at NAFSA 2017 Annual Conference & Expo

    Our Sprintax team is thrilled to be attending the 2017 NAFSA conference!

    This year the annual conference & expo is taking place in Los Angeles, California and is attended by international education professionals from more than 150 countries.

    NAFSA’s annual conference provides unique opportunity for those interested in international education to develop their knowledge, skills, and ideas and engage effectively with colleagues from around the globe. Furthermore, visitors can gain valuable insights on all areas of international education, student services, and research from a global perspective.

    We are delighted to meet many of our partners and discuss new strategies on working together in the future, as well as exchange experience and information with experts and innovators in the sphere of education.

    The whole Sprintax team are looking forward to working together to help even more international students and scholars with their US tax affairs.

    Our booth is 1849, so please stop by and say hello if you are in the area! 

     

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    That’s why, if you’re an International Student or J-1 participant in the US, or you work in a University International Student Office, you should subscribe to the Sprintax blog.

    You’ll find tons of useful content for nonresidents. We cover tax, student life, acclimatizing to the US and much more.

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  • Massachusetts state tax module for 2016 tax preparation is live!

    We are happy to announce that the Massachusetts state tax module is live!

    MA modules for non-resident, part-year residents and full-year residents are now available for use.

    In addition to the MA module, we have 9 more state modules available. You can prepare and download your 2016 tax returns for New York, California, Rhode Island, North Carolina, Michigan, Ohio, Virginia, Indiana and Missouri.

    International students and scholars and non-resident professionals can prepare their tax returns by entering their existing account or creating a new one for new users of Sprintax.

    You may or may not be obliged to file a state tax return for 2016 – Sprintax will help you to identify your state tax filing obligations and prepare your state tax return if required.

    The tax deadline for most states is April 18, so don’t delay!

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

    Have a question? Ask our virtual assistant Stacy here.

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    US tax can be confusing. Especially for nonresidents!

    That’s why, if you’re an International Student or J-1 participant in the US, or you work in a University International Student Office, you should subscribe to the Sprintax blog.

    You’ll find tons of useful content for nonresidents. We cover tax, student life, acclimatizing to the US and much more.

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  • Sprintax Tax Workshop: Non-resident taxes explained (video playlist)

    Preparing your non-resident tax returns can seem like a daunting task! Sprintax has helped many international students and scholars through the process and is always striving to make their experience as stress-free as possible.

    Check out our Tax Workshop playlist – we explain the most important things you need to know about US taxes and using Sprintax:

    The tax deadline is April 18th, so don’t delay and create an account!

    If you still have questions, Sprintax offers 24 hour support to students via our Live Chat facility here.

    Have a question? Ask our virtual assistant Stacy here.

     

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    US tax can be confusing. Especially for nonresidents!

    That’s why, if you’re an International Student or J-1 participant in the US, or you work in a University International Student Office, you should subscribe to the Sprintax blog.

    You’ll find tons of useful content for nonresidents. We cover tax, student life, acclimatizing to the US and much more.

    So what are you waiting for? Sign up today and never miss a thing!





  • I am an international student, why don’t I get a full refund of taxes paid?

    Many international students on F-1, J-1, M-1 and Q engage in practical training and earn income through one of the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) approved programs or participate in on-campus and off-campus employment during or post-study.

    Do I need to pay tax?

    It is sometimes thought that foreign students who receive any type of income and funds from their OPT or from on-campus or off-campus activity, are not liable to US taxes however this is untrue. For many international students, the US tax system may seem complex and as a result they are not aware of their filing and taxation obligations.

    According to US tax law and regulations (Publication 519), “non-resident aliens usually are subject to US income tax only on US source income”, respectively, foreign students under F1, M1, J1 and Q visas are liable to pay both federal and state income taxes on their US sourced income, which may include wages, tips, scholarship and fellowship grants, dividends, and so on.

    Non-resident aliens file Form 1040NR-EZ or 1040-NR “US Non-Resident Alien Income Tax Return” to assess and file federal income and taxes. Most non-resident aliens do not qualify for the standard deduction.

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    Do I need to file a tax return?

    If your gross earned income from sources within the US does not exceed the personal exemption allowance ($4,100 in 2016), a federal income tax return is not due and any federal tax withheld will be refunded in full.

    Scholarships and Fellowship Grants are also taxable income when paid to non-resident aliens. IRS Notice 87-31 exempts scholarships and fellowships from tax in the US when paid to US citizens and residents, yet the US scholarship and fellowship grants paid directly to a foreign student are generally taxable and subject to reporting.

     

    Can I deduct expenses?

    The general rule is that you cannot deduct personal or living expenses, unless specifically allowed by the US tax code. Some foreign students are eligible for a direct write-off of that part of the scholarship or grant that was used to cover qualified educational expenses. The deduction applies to all non-resident aliens who are candidates for a degree or at least half-time students.

    The qualified educational expenses also include all out-of-pocket expenses paid for tuition, academic fees, books, supplies and equipment required by a college or university.

     

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    What is a tax treaty?

    Another way for international students to decrease federal income tax is to avail of a tax treaty which will allow them to fully or partially exempt their US sourced income from federal and/or some state income taxes.

    The US tax treaty network covers more than 65 countries and almost all treaties have specific provisions that apply to students, trainees and apprentices.

    In conclusion, foreign students are liable to pay US income taxes on the income they earn in US, including wages, tips, scholarship and fellowship grants, dividends, and must use non-resident tax return forms 1040NR-EZ or 1040-NR to calculate the amount of federal income tax they must pay.

     

    Am I due a tax refund?

    If the amount of tax deducted from your payments during the tax year 2016 is more than the tax shown on your 1040NR-EZ or 1040-NR, then you will be due a refund, otherwise you will be required to pay your US tax liabilities.

    It is important to note that each individual state has its own tax system and tax regulations imposing different residency and filing requirements under which foreign students may have to a file state tax return and pay state income tax even when no federal return is due.

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    Preparing your tax return online

    Sprintax.com offers you non-resident tax form preparation online through a simple step-by-step process. The software analyzes personal, income and tax information and produces non­-resident tax forms such as 1040NR, 1040NR-EZ, more than 10 state tax returns, including CA, NY, MI, IL, PA, MA, NC, NJ, VA, GA and many others, including the 8843 form and W-7 ITIN application where applicable.

    Through the user-friendly, step-by-step application, the software collects data that considers your allowed expenses, tax treaty benefits, deductions and exemptions helping you to prepare a compliant tax return and reduce your income tax liability as much as is legally possible.

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

    Have a question? Ask our virtual assistant Stacy here.

     

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    US tax can be confusing. Especially for nonresidents!

    That’s why, if you’re an International Student or J-1 participant in the US, or you work in a University International Student Office, you should subscribe to the Sprintax blog.

    You’ll find tons of useful content for nonresidents. We cover tax, student life, acclimatizing to the US and much more.

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  • NY, RI, NC, MI, OH state tax modules for 2016 tax preparation are out!

    Following the release of 4 state tax modules in January (California, Virginia, Indiana and Missouri), we are happy to announce that five more modules are available!

    You can now prepare and download your 2016 tax returns for New York, Rhode Island, North Carolina, Michigan and Ohio.

    International students and scholars and non-resident professionals can prepare their tax returns by entering their existing account or creating a new one for new users of Sprintax.

    You may or may not be obliged to file a state tax return for 2016 – Sprintax will help you to identify your state tax filing obligations and prepare your state tax return if required.

    The tax deadline for most states is April 18, so don’t delay!

    In addition to the 9 available states, we expect more state tax modules to be released, so please stay tuned:

    Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Oregon, Kansas, Massachusetts, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland

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

    Have a question? Ask our virtual assistant Stacy here.

    Subscribe to the Sprintax Blog!

    US tax can be confusing. Especially for nonresidents!

    That’s why, if you’re an International Student or J-1 participant in the US, or you work in a University International Student Office, you should subscribe to the Sprintax blog.

    You’ll find tons of useful content for nonresidents. We cover tax, student life, acclimatizing to the US and much more.

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  • 2016 Tax Season A Fantastic Success!

    With the 2017 tax filing season open, it’s time to take a look back at the 2016 season and what we achieved.

    Successful season for Sprintax

    The 2016 tax season saw a huge increase in the number of students and scholars using Sprintax to prepare their Federal and State tax returns.

    With a similar increase in contracted colleges and universities for 2017, we are expecting this to be another record year.

    In 2016 the average Federal refund was over $900, and while everyone’s circumstances are different, the vast majority of those who prepared a Federal return received a refund – so it does pay to file your taxes!

    Communication with clients and partners

    At Sprintax we strive to provide our clients the highest quality service and their feedback is vital to achieve this. In 2016, we launched our Customer Satisfaction Survey for the 2nd year and were delighted with the positive results.

    In 2016, the Sprintax team attended the NAFSA conference in Denver, as well as the regional NAFSA conferences, where we had the pleasure of meeting many of our colleagues and partners.

    Our goals for the future

    We’re committed to making tax preparation as stress-free as possible. Our team are on hand to answer any questions you may have when preparing your returns. Simply ask a question here.

    The filing deadline is Tuesday April 18, but the sooner you file the sooner you get your refund, so don’t delay!

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