Oregon State University does not provide tax, legal, or accounting advice. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only. You should consult your own tax, legal, and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction.

International Student & Scholar Tax Filing Assistance

The Office of Finance and Administration has prepared information about filing taxes in the US as a foreign national. If you need extra assistance or have a complicated tax situation, you can hire a tax professional.

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Sprintax Online Tax Filing Software

You have free access to Sprintax, an online tax software to assist you with filing your federal income taxes. OIS will send you a payment code via your ONID email account by late February to use Sprintax. If you have not received a Sprintax access code by late February, please email us.

Note: Federal tax preparation is free using OSU’s Sprintax code; however, there may be a fee if you need to apply for an ITIN, file a State Tax form, are not classified as a non-resident for the entire tax year, or complete another tax service.

About Sprintax

Sprintax will help you prepare your tax return and provide you with step-by-step instructions of when to file, how to file, and where to file your taxes. You will not be able to submit your tax forms online.

Sprintax has many benefits, including the ability to use a 24-hour live instant messaging tool with tax experts to answer your questions. If you have any questions about using the Sprintax software, please contact hello@sprintax.com or use the Live Messenger tool in your Sprintax account.

Please do not share the Sprintax access code with anyone other than international students and scholars at OSU as we have a limited number of codes available. The access code will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so please file your taxes early.

If you want to learn more about how to use Sprintax, come to our Sprintax Workshops, offered each Winter term during tax season. Please note: Presenting OIS staff are not licensed or certified tax accountants and are therefore not qualified to advise on tax preparation.