Sprintax Code Assists International Students with Tax Filing

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Filing taxes in the U.S. can be very overwhelming, especially for those who have never done it before. Every international student that comes to the U.S. is required to file taxes and complete forms to send to the IRS. One of the things that confuse students the most is the process of filing taxes and all the questions that come with that. 

During this tax season, the International Education office at BC is offering all international students access to the Sprintax service. This allows students who work in 2022 to file their taxes at a $10 rate instead of the usual $39 service fee. 

Sprintax is a software that helps nonresidents file their taxes in an easy and quick way, without dealing with long forms and confusing instructions. Here’s how to do it:

Request Access Code to IE 

Based on the information provided by Bellevue College, international students will be emailed a form to complete. After submitting the form, the $10 fee will be added to the student’s ctcLink account. 

To request the signup form and for more information, contact Brad Huggings at b.huggings@bellevuecollege.edu.

Create a Sprintax Account

After receiving the personal code, create a Sprintax account using a valid email account, phone number, and password. Once the account is created, Sprintax will ask various questions regarding personal information, travel history to determine residency status, income received during 2022, and information based on W-2 forms and any other forms received by employers. 

Documents Needed to File Taxes

The general documents that international students need to file their taxes and to use Sprintax are: 

  • Passport
  • W-2 forms or other income forms 
  • Travel history (U.S. entry and exit dates) 
  • Social security number 
  • Previous tax forms 

Download Forms and Mail to IRS 

Once all the questions are answered and the correct information is submitted, Sprintax will prepare the forms to mail to the IRS and allow users to download them in a pdf format ready to print. 

There are two ways that Sprintax offers to submit forms to the IRS: via mail or electronically. 
If you have any questions, reach out to the international education office at ie@bellevuecollege.edu.They will walk you through any concerns about filing taxes for international students.

Updated for 2023