GW has purchased access to online tax preparation software called Sprintax to make your U.S. tax filing obligation easier for you. Sprintax will guide you through the tax filing process through a series of questions about your situation. It will provide instructions on how and where to mail your forms.

Sprintax is for the GW international population treated as nonresident aliens that had income during 2019 (salary, stipend, prize, etc.). You must currently have a relationship with GW (ex. student, scholar, employee, etc.) or have had a relationship with GW in 2019. The access that GW purchased will prepare your federal forms for free (1040NR/1040NR-EZ and 8843). Additional services (PDF), such as state tax filings or W-7 forms, will be available for a small fee paid directly to Sprintax.

For the access code, please email [email protected] requesting Sprintax access. Include your GWid, and note what type of income you had during 2019 in the email. The access code allows for preparation of the federal forms noted above for free, so enter it when requested at the payment stage. Once you've registered, please direct questions to Sprintax through the online chat system, calling at 1-866-601-5695 or emailing at [email protected]. When you have the access code and are ready to begin, head to the main page at Sprintax.

Please make sure you have all applicable tax reporting documents before you start preparation of your returns.

Note those who did not have income during 2019 but who still need to file a Form 8843 due to their nonresident alien status during 2019 should use the 8843 example (PDF) instead of accessing Sprintax.


Sprintax Tax Information To Assist International Students and Scholars During Covid-19

The effects of Covid-19 has brought about noticeable change to the majority of schools across the USA. Sprintax decided to help out as best as they can with this issue. As a result, they have recorded a 35-minute tax webinar which explains the core tax obligations for international students and scholars. Please find the link to access the video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rr_6rniyDWDcQDHqCeI4tf4qqF-_cqQ4/view?u....

Sprintax has also released their blog to provide guidance and tips for anyone that is filing US tax returns from their home country: http://blog.sprintax.com/file-nonresident-tax-return-outside-usa/

We hope that this information will help your endeavors of tax compliance in what is a very challenging time for everyone.