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Tax Resources and

Tax Questions

Want help preparing your U.S. and state tax returns?

Important: Get access Sprintax by using the "Prepare Your Taxes" link on this page. You will be asked to enter your x500 and then be directed to another page on the ISSS website with directions for creating an account. Only use the link on this webpage to access Sprintax. You will not get the UMN discount if you do not follow these directions.

Fraud Warning:

International students and scholars are frequently targeted by tax email and phone scams.

Governmental agencies will NEVER contact you by phone or email to demand an immediate payment or to warn you of a fine/tax.

All international students and scholars can use Sprintax to prepare their non-resident tax returns. Sprintax is a completely free and secure tool designed to:

  • Help non-residents determine if they need to prepare their taxes
  • Calculate an individual's tax liability, based on information entered
  • Complete the necessary federal forms so they can be printed, signed, and mailed
  • Prepare amendments, late filings, or corrections for the 2016 tax year, if necessary.

ISSS has also arranged several Tax Orientation and Clinics throughout February, March, and early April. At these sessions,you can learn how to use the Sprintax tool and receive individual assistance.

What do you want to do?

File Your Taxes Attend a Tax Orientation or Clinic Protect Yourself from Fraud See Additional Resources

If you have questions about an Individual Tax Payer Identification Number, you can meet with an adviser during Walk-In Hours. Please bring your original visa documents with you (passport, I-20, DS-2019, visa).

Please Note: ISSS advisors and staff cannot give tax advice or assistance!! Attend one of the Tax Clinics if you want assistance filing your non-resident tax forms.