All posts tagged State tax return

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • How to Track the Processing of Your North Carolina State Tax Return?

    NC tax refund

    North Carolina is one of the 43 states in America that taxes its residents’ individual income.

    You must file a state tax return if you are a nonresident alien and your income from North Carolina sources is greater than $0.

    If you have already filed your North Carolina state tax return ahead of the 15 July tax filing deadline, you may want to follow the progress of your return and the processing of your tax refund.

    In this guide, we’re going to show you exactly how you can track your return and let you know what to do if you have not yet filed your taxes.
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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.
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  • How to File Your Nonresident Tax Return from Outside the US

    Need to file a US nonresident tax return from outside America?

    Don’t worry. You’re not alone! Countless nonresidents face this very predicament every year.

    Filing from outside the US can pose its own unique set of challenges. But, with some planning, organization and a little help from your friends at Sprintax, filing your documents can be easier than you think!

    In this handy guide, we’ve got 5 top tips to follow if you’re filing your nonresident tax documents from outside the US.
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  • Revealed: the 14 US tax questions every nonresident student asks us!

    How to file a nonresident tax return with Sprintax

    Are you a nonresident student in America? Do you find US tax to be confusing?

    Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Even for the most financially savvy US citizen, American tax can be pretty tricky.

    At Sprintax, we offer a 24/7 live chat service. Our chat team are on hand to guide our customers and answer all of their tax questions throughout the prep-process.

    Following the close of the 2018 tax season, we thought it would be a good idea to run the numbers on the most common questions our team have received throughout the year and answer them here in this handy blog!
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  • Missed the US tax return deadline? Here’s what to do

    Filing your tax return late Sprintax

    Every nonresident alien in the US is obliged to file a 2019 tax return before the 15 July 2020 tax deadline (due to COVID-19 outbreak, the IRS tax filing deadline has been extended to 15 July in 2020).

    But what happens if you file your taxes late?

    Don’t panic! Nearly 30% of taxpayers are unable to organize their documents before the deadline. But you can still fix this!

    Here are a few important things you should consider if you missed the tax deadline.

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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

    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…
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  • Can the college I choose to enroll in affect my US tax bill?

    State tax refunds Sprintax

    Want to work while studying in the US? It’s important to be aware that tax rates differ greatly from State to State.

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  • When can I expect my tax refund?

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    How long does it take the IRS to process an international student tax return?

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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.
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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 for 2016 is live!
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  • Non-resident taxes explained for International students (Sprintax Tax Workshop)

    International student doing their US tax return

    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 below – we explain the most important things you need to know about US taxes and using Sprintax. We’ve added a video recap below each video if you prefer to read.

    Here is a list of topics we cover:

    The tax deadline this year was extended to  July 15th, 2020, so don’t delay and create an account!

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  • I am an international student in US, how can 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.
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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 nonresident tax returns for 2016 for New York, Rhode Island, North Carolina, Michigan and Ohio.
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  • State tax modules for California, Virginia, Indiana and Missouri for 2016 tax preparation are out!

    We are very pleased to announce that the first four state tax modules for 2016 tax preparation are out now.

    You can prepare and download your 2016 tax returns for California, Virginia, Indiana and Missouri by entering your existing account or creating a new one for new users of Sprintax.
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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
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  • 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.
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  • 2015 is Best Sprintax Season to Date

    The 2015 US tax season is long over and it is time to take stock of the season and look at the big picture – through our eyes and through the eyes of our customers and partners.
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  • The 2015 Tax Year is Live!

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    International students and scholars – you can now use Sprintax for your 2015 U.S. tax returns!

    We’re delighted to announce that the 2015 tax filing season is now open and you can use Sprintax to file your non-resident tax returns. Sprintax is for international students and scholars in the U.S. and will help you prepare your Federal, State, and FICA tax returns to ensure you stay fully compliant with the IRS and obligations of your visa.

    When you use Sprintax, we’ll check for income tax deductions, tax treaty benefits, personal allowances, and tax credits to make sure you get the highest refund possible.
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  • The New 2014 Tax Year Is Open

    Tax just got real

    Ready…Tax…Sprint!

    IRS announced that the new 2014 tax filing season is open! We are very excited to share with you, that Sprintax is already up and running as we speak! Our team worked very hard, determined to get Sprintax ready and available for you from day one of the new tax filing season.

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  • End of 2014 Tax Year Is a Fact

    Time to get serious about taxes!

    With 31st December already behind us, it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming filing season.  We know, we know… It’s hard enough to readjust to school after the holidays, without having to worry about taxes. And that’s why Sprintax is here to help!  Below, we’ve listed some useful tips to save you time and energy when it comes to taxes.

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  • State Only Feature added to Sprintax Tax Prep Software

    Sprintax is now even better

    Great news for all international students and scholars in the US!

    Thanks to the new features that were recently added, Sprintax , the non-resident tax preparation software, can now easily identify your state filing and multi-state filing obligation and allow you to complete just your State Tax return(s)!