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Tax Filing Resources & Support

Sprintax is here to help!

ISO understands that filing your taxes can be difficult! To assist you with this process, we are thrilled to partner with a company called Sprintax for online US tax prep for international students & scholars. Please reference this helpful guide to Navigating US Income Tax Requirements, through the support of Sprintax.

Sprintax will help you to prepare and file your federal Nonresident Alien tax forms and can work through various state tax forms, if needed. The system will take you step-by-step through the filing process and give you opportunities to maximize any available tax refund. If you were physically present in the US during the previous calendar year (Jan 1 to Dec 31), this tool will evaluate your tax reporting obligations and determine required tax forms - whether you received any payments or not! ISO will cover the cost of your federal filing via Sprintax (a savings of almost $40!) and you are responsible for the cost of state filing(s).

Get started in Sprintax!

Please be sure to access the University's Sprintax portal through our direct link:
https://taxprep.sprintax.com/uni-lp.html?utm_ref=uni-of-rochester-lp&utm_content=prmc 
The filing code that you will need to take advantage of free federal filing is: 21UR100FI

Need Help?
Sprintax offers technical support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (24/7) with qualified tax professionals. No matter where you are, you can contact a specialist who will assist you with answering all of your questions! Please consult our Sprintax At A Glance summary for these reminders.

Join us for a Nonresident Tax Webinar
Follow the links and the prompts to join one of our live tax webinars, hosted by Sprintax. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Note: For more complex tax situations, some international students and scholars may benefit from using a professional tax preparer or government resources. 

 

Professional Tax Preparers (Fees Apply)

Each year, some students decide to hire a professional tax preparer to file their taxes. Such services are available for a fee, but several providers are able to offer a discount to University of Rochester students.

H&R Block
Discounts are available for students with a University of Rochester ID card. Ask for a non-resident tax specialist. Other locations may be available, but without a discount.

  • 921 Genesee Street, Rochester, NY 14611 | 585-436-0763
  • 1000 Hylan Drive, Rochester, NY 14623 | 585-424-2320
  • 1900 South Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618 | 585-242-7820

Welker Mojsej & DelVecchio
Certified Public Accountants, LLC
Discounts are available for returning clients.

  • 1200 Jefferson Road, Suite 300, Rochester, NY 14623 | 585-292-1041

 

Local Government Offices

Federal/IRS: Local Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) are located in Rochester to provide an IRS office for individuals to visit for specific tax related services. All Taxpayer Assistance Centers now operate by appointment only and must be scheduled using the phone number provided below.

  • Local Office: 255 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604
  • Make Appointment: 844-545-5640 | Office Information: 585-269-7307 
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm 
  • Customer Service to Make Appointment: Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm 
  • For information about specific Services Provided at the Rochester TAC 
  • Have your SSN/ITIN available when contacting the IRS
  • TACs are often located in Federal Office Buildings and may not allow visitors to bring in cell phones with camera capabilities. 

New York State: Visit the New York State Department of Taxation webpage for more information or contact the department:

  • Local Office: 340 East Main Street, Rochester, NY  14604
  • For forms and publications, call: 800-462-8100
  • For tax guidance, call: 800-225-5829

Other states: Contact each state’s Department of Taxation and Revenue or do an internet search with the state name and “income tax forms.” Learn more about state taxes.