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 (NRAs) that had income during 2023 (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 2023. The access that GW purchased will prepare your federal forms for free (1040-NR 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 2023 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 their 24/7 live chat facility 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 2023 but who still need to file a Form 8843 due to their nonresident alien status during 2023 should use the 8843 example (PDF) instead of accessing Sprintax.

Sprintax 2023 Filing Season and OPT Webinars

Sprintax Nonresident Tax Webinars:

In this tax webinar, international students, scholars and professionals will be run through everything they need to know about nonresident tax for the 2023 tax season. Topics will include who must file, tax residency, FICA, state returns, implications of misfiling as well as how to use Sprintax to prepare a compliant tax return.