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Filing Your Income Tax Forms

Alert! ATTENTION: The income tax filing deadline is Monday, April 15, 2024.

Tax Reporting

The International Services Office (ISO) offers helpful context and resources for our international population to navigate annual US tax reporting:

Who Should File a Tax Return?

If you were NOT physically present in the United States during the 2023 calendar year, you do NOT have to file tax forms related to last calendar year. If you were physically present, even for one day, you will need to determine your tax reporting obligations. This will be based on your tax residency category and any US earnings during the year.

If you earned US income during the 2023 calendar year, you should receive necessary summary statements from any relevant employers, financial institutions, etc. These could be Forms W-2, 1042-S, and/or 1099, etc. Collect these documents to use when you prepare your tax return(s).


What is the Deadline?

2024 Tax Reporting Deadlines

  • All versions of Form 1040 must be postmarked by April 15th, 2024.
  • Forms 1040NR must be postmarked by April 15th, 2024.


Where can I get help?

Sprintax - online US tax prep for international students & scholars

To support our international populations in navigating the nonresident alien tax filing system, ISO is working with a company called Sprintax, which offers user-friendly software designed to help you file your taxes with the federal and state governments.

Sprintax offers live chat support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (24/7), so no matter where you are, you can contact a specialist.

Please be sure to access the University of Rochester’s Sprintax portal through our direct link to ensure the cost of your federal tax return is covered.

For a fee, Sprintax will also assist with any state filing requirements.

Sprintax Nonresident Tax Webinar (EN)

In these webinars, international students, scholars and professionals will be run through everything they need to know about nonresident tax for the 2023 tax season. Topics will include who must file, tax residency, FICA, State returns, implications of misfiling as well as how to use Sprintax to prepare a compliant tax return.



Sprintax Nonresident Tax Overview for OPT/CPT:

Topics covered in these webinars will include residency for tax purposes, tax liabilities when on OPT/CPT and pre-employment tax forms when on OPT/CPT. The Sprintax team will also provide an overview of Sprintax Forms which can be used to prepare your pre OPT/CPT employment tax documents.



Check out more details on our Tax Filing Resources & Support page!