Sprintax Tax Filing Resources

Each tax season CGU current International Students learn more about filing their U.S. federal and state tax returns as well as Form 8843 through Sprintax.

International students may request a code to use with the Sprintax tax software for those filing nonresident tax returns.


Refer to the IRS website for additional information on tax filings.

Questions about FICA Tax Exemption?

Learn more about the FICA tax here.

Find out about FICA exemptions via the IRS webpage.

*Note to CGU student employees who meet the FICA exemption – If you are working on-campus during the summer, and are not taking classes, you must email HR (human.resources@cgu.edu) to confirm that you are FICA exempt.

Sprintax Workshops

Sprintax has a series of tax webinars across the tax filing season and you can find the details and registration links below for each (these are all in EST):

Sprintax 2024 Open Tax Webinars for Filing Season 2023:

The informational webinars cover topics like:

  • An overview of tax for nonresident students and scholars
  • Who must file a US tax return
  • What income forms students/scholars may receive
  • Forms that need to be completed and sent to the IRS
  • We cover terms like FICA, ITIN and Form 1098-T
  • What happens if students don’t file, or misfile
  • State tax returns
  • IRS stimulus payments
  • Sprintax overview

2024 Webinar Dates:

Thursday February 8th @ 1pm ET – Register here

Tuesday February 20th @ 12pm ET – Register here

Tuesday March 5th @ 4pm ET – Register here

Wednesday March 20th @ 2pm ET – Register here

Wednesday March 27th @ 1pm ET – Register here

Thursday April 4th @ 3pm ET – Register here

Wednesday April 10th @ 12pm ET – Register here

Monday April 15th @ 1pm ET – Register here

File the 8843

Even if you didn’t earn income, you need to file the 8843. It’s a simple form that you can complete and mail to the IRS. Instructions are available online.

Questions about Investments and Stocks?

Trading Blog: International students and scholars who are involved in investments and stocks can view this Sprintax blog that goes through everything a nonresident needs to know about their trading tax requirements. 

Read more here about your trading tax requirements.

Avoid Scams

The IRS will never contact you by email, text or social media. If the IRS needs information from you, they will contact you by mail only. Learn more about IRS scams here.

Need a 1042-s? Request one through TCCS