Which nationality claimed the largest US tax refund with Sprintax in 2019? The results are in!

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At Sprintax we specialize in US tax prep and securing tax refunds for international students and J-1 program participants.

But just how many tax returns do we prepare each year? And how much money can our customers claim in tax refunds?

With tax season 2018 firmly behind us, we thought this would be a good time to crunch some numbers and find out!

Here’s what we found…

The Sprintax top 10!

Indian and Chinese students top our 2018 tax prep list. In fact, we prepared over 85,000 US tax returns for Indian and Chinese students alone!

You can see our full tax prep list below.

Sprintax 2019 tax returns prepared by nationality

Federal and State Tax refunds

Indian, Chinese and Canadian students top our table of ‘highest Federal tax refunds’.

On average, Indian students were entitled to claim back $1,391 in Federal tax. Chinese students were due $1,016 and a Canadian student could claim $1,304.

Not bad after a busy college year!

Meanwhile, the average Canadian student was also entitled to claim $724 in State tax refunds. It was common for British students to claim as much as $425 back in State tax. And Chinese students were due $526.

You can see the full tables here:

Sprintax average 2019 federal tax refund

Sprintax average 2019 state tax refund by nationality


Missed the tax deadline?

Every international student in the US is required to file a tax return.

If you’re a nonresident studying in America and you didn’t file a tax return on April 15 (due to Covid-19 outbreak, the tax filing deadline has been extended to 15 July in 2020), Sprintax can help you!

Should you file a tax return?

There are three reasons why you should file your US tax return.

  1. Not only is filing a tax return your legal obligation, it’s also one of the conditions of your visa
  2. If you don’t file a tax return you may be hit with fines and penalties – the sooner you file the less you’ll have to pay!
  3. By not filing your tax return, you can severely jeopardize your chances of securing a US visa or Green Card in the future

It’s also important to note that if you’re entitled to a tax refund (and judging from our table above, many students are!), you will not have to pay any penalties for filing your tax return late.

See more information about filing a tax return late here

Why choose Sprintax?

Sprintax is the ‘go-to’ tax preparation software for numerous major universities in the US including, Columbia University, Arizona State University, Illinois Institute of Technology and Cornell University.  We’re also the nonresident partner of choice for TurboTax and the only online Federal and State self-prep tax software for nonresidents in the US.

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

Prepare your US tax return today!


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