Regardless of the fact that you probably don’t classify as a US citizen, you’re required by US taxation law to file a tax return.
Filing a tax return
You should complete and submit your tax documents to the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) by the 15th of April for any income earned in the previous year.
Even if you haven’t earned any income and therefore don’t owe any money to IRS, not filing your taxes could still influence your future plans. Not complying with the law may affect your future visa applications.
If you received any income during the tax year, you could be entitled to get some of the taxes you paid back. If you don’t file your tax return, you lose the opportunity to apply for your tax refund and get some extra money. Not to mention the penalties the IRS could impose on you.
You may be eligible to take advantage of ‘tax treaties’ signed between the US and your home country, so make sure you check this.
Sprintax has all credits and tax treaties for non-resident international students built-in which makes Sprintax a super easy option for tax filing for non-residents.
How to file your taxes
Unlike US residents, non-residents for tax purposes can’t file tax returns electronically. By “electronically” we mean you can’t submit your documents to IRS electronically.
Sprintax has the answer
You can use our online tax preparation tool to help you with the complicated tax documents and process, then print and simply post them to IRS.
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