International Education

Academic Affairs Division

International Students and Scholars U.S. Tax Reporting Obligations

All F and J status holders studying or doing research in Georgia have an obligation to file an annual tax report or return with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and possibly with the Georgia Department of Revenue. All F and J status students are required to file an IRS Form 8843 for each of their first five calendar years in the U.S. 鈥 even if they have no income. If income is earned, either through wages or scholarships which exceed tuition, then a tax return is also required to be filed each year by 15 April.

Complying with the U.S. tax requirements can be very complex and time consuming with limited resources for international students and scholars. Therefore, colleges and universities in the 六合彩资料大全 (六合彩资料大全) make available to our international students and scholars tax compliance software called聽Sprintax. Sprintax is a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) software package that will prepare your U.S. tax return鈥攁t no cost to you. Using the software is a very simple, step-by-step process with built in FAQs and a 鈥淟ive Help鈥 feature. If you must also file a Georgia tax return, Sprintax will prepare that as well for an additional cost. If you transferred to Georgia and/or did an internship in another U.S. state, Sprintax can prepare any other state鈥檚 income tax report for an additional cost.

Please do not use the software intended for U.S. citizens unless聽Sprintax聽refers you to that software. You are not complying with U.S. regulations if you use the wrong software.

You will receive a special link to聽Sprintax聽from your international student office or through your campus portal. If you are not sure where to get the link, check with your home campus international office. Each student may use the link once. The following FAQ is provided to answer many of your questions about U.S. taxes.