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Tax Information

Student Tax Return
 
As an international student or scholar you must ensure you file a minimum of one US tax form each year. Understanding the US tax system and filing a tax return is an overwhelming and confusing experience for any student.
 
Sprintax is an online tool specifically designed for international students and scholars which helps you prepare your return in less than 20 minutes!
 
Why should you file a Tax return?

 
  • First and foremost, it is a legal requirement of the United States to file a tax return. Not doing so could impact the status of your current visa as well as future US visa applications.
  • Avoid penalties – If you miss the April 15th deadline late file penalties may occur. File prior to this date to save yourself the hassle. The earlier, the better.
  • You may be owed a tax refund –some international students filing a tax return are owed a tax refund for overpaid taxes. Refunds can be around $800 - $1000. It’s worth checking if you are due a refund.
  
Get Started With Sprintax  (Before you begin make sure you have the access code from CIP)
 
1) Register here
2) Complete each section
3) Sprintax will prepare your tax return
4) It will be available for download in your online account.

The tax resource Sprintax is provided by a third-party provider, unaffiliated with Saint Joseph's University.  Saint Joseph’s has contracted with Sprintax to provide you this service to help ensure that you as an international student are tax compliant, and to provide you with a resource to allow you to prepare your tax return in a correct, compliant and timely manner. Neither Saint Joseph’s nor its advisors are trained tax specialists and cannot provide individual advice on taxes. By using Sprintax, you acknowledge that Saint Joseph’s University is not liable for any errors and incidental or consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance or use by you of the on-line systems, and you release Saint Joseph's University from all legal liability in connection therewith.