U.S. Tax Information

U.S. Tax Information

International students and scholars physically present in the United States for any part of 2021 are legally required to file tax documentation by April 18, 2022. This is true regardless of whether or not the individual received any income in 2021.

To help NC State international students and scholars with their tax filing responsibilities, OIS has arranged access to Sprintax Tax Preparation software at a discounted rate of $3. Sprintax will guide foreign nationals through the tax preparation process, prepare the necessary tax return forms, and check to see if taxes are owed or if a refund is due. International students and scholars may purchase an access code to the Sprintax software through our office. We recommend that students and scholars initiate the filing process through Sprintax before purchasing a code to ensure they meet the criteria to file through Sprintax. Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer any refunds on codes purchased.

Sprintax will host a series of free webinars that explain tax filing responsibilities in more detail. Each webinar will cover the same topics listed below. Please feel free to register for the date and time that best suits you:

**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 2021 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, 2022. 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.