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Tax Information

The U.S. tax withholding and reporting rules governing payments to non-U.S. citizens are different from those governing U.S. citizens and permanent residents (green card holders). For U.S. tax purposes, non-U.S. citizens are considered to be either resident aliens (RA) or nonresident aliens (NRA).

An in person or virtual appointment can be scheduled through Calendly.

For additional information related to International Student and Scholar taxation, please visit the ISSS Social Security and Taxes page.


Illinois State University uses Sprintax Calculus, a tax determination application, to help determine U.S. tax residency, eligibility for treaty benefits, tax withholding obligations, and to generate applicable tax forms for users of the nonresident tax system.

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Sprintax also offers Sprintax tax preparation software (Returns), which can help users of the nonresident tax system file their annual federal and state tax returns. In preparation for the 2023 tax season, Sprintax is presenting informational webinars that will cover the following topics:

  • An overview of tax for nonresident students and scholars
  • Who must file a 2022 U.S. tax return
  • What income forms you may receive
  • Forms that need to be completed and sent to the IRS
  • 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

Upcoming Sprintax Webinars

Tax Year 2022 Sprintax Filing Brochure