U.S. Tax Information

U.S. Tax Information

International students and scholars physically present in the United States for any part of 2020 are legally required to file tax documentation by April 15, 2021. This is true regardless of whether or not the individual received any income in 2020. ***Both the federal government and the state of North Carolina have extended the tax filing deadline to May 17, 2021. However, not all states have extended their deadlines. If you worked in a state other than North Carolina in 2020, you should refer to that state’s Department of Revenue website for your filing responsibilities.

As of May 14th, 2021, the Office of International Services no longer has any codes left for purchase. NC State international students and scholars with their tax filing responsibilities can still purchase the Sprintax Tax Preparation software directly through their website. Sprintax will guide foreign nationals through the tax preparation process, prepare the necessary federal tax return forms, and check to see if taxes are owed or if a refund is due.

**Please note these codes are non-refundable. We encourage individuals to begin the process through Sprintax to ensure their eligibility using this platform before purchasing a code. Students may also have to pay an additional sum in order to file a state return.

***Please note that students who worked for NC State University in 2020 should make sure their home address is up-to-date in Mypack Portal in order to receive your Form W-2, which you will need to file your tax return. W-2s will also be accessible in Mypack Portal, but only until April 30, 2021. If you have graduated and are locked out of Mypack, you can do a password reset.

Frequently Asked Questions

Often scammers will impersonate the IRS and demand individuals pay “taxes owed” or threaten immediate jail time or deportation. The Internal Revenue Service recently warned of a new IRS-impersonation scam that appears to primarily target educational institutions, including students and staff who have “.edu” email addresses. Read more on their website here.