Sprintax Tax Software

It is important to be aware that, as a nonresident in the US, you’re legally required to file a tax return if you received US income during 2022 by the 18 April 2023 deadline.  And even if you didn’t work or receive income in the US, you’re still obliged to file a Form 8843 with the IRS.

Albion College has arranged access to Sprintax for you. CIE has sent codes to Albion F-1 students on February 8 by email. Contact CIE ([email protected]) if you need assistance. Sprintax will guide you through the tax preparation process, arrange the necessary documents and check if you’re due a tax refund.

All you need to do is:

  • Register and follow the simple instructions
  • Complete the online questionnaire
  • Enter the code provided to you by CIE on the Review your order page
  • Sprintax will prepare your tax return


File Your Taxes

Once you complete the preparation process in the Sprintax software, you may need to print, sign and mail your documents to the IRS. Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to E-file your Federal tax return. However, this will depend on certain eligibility criteria. You can learn more about eligibility in this Sprintax blog.

Michigan also has a state filing requirement, and the City of Albion has a city tax requirement.  You must also mail these to the tax authorities.

Finally, if you only need to file Form 8843, this will also need to be mailed to the IRS. If you have any questions, the Sprintax team will be happy to help via their 24/7 Live Chat.

IRS Scams

During tax season, there are several phone and email scams which target international students. These scams involve persons falsely representing themselves as a representative of the International Revenue Service (IRS), USCIS, or another government agency.  Here are some tips to protect yourself against scams:

  • File your tax return as early as possible.
  • Know the IRS will not contact you by email, text, phone, or social media.
  • Do not give out any personal information (ex. Social Security Number, bank account number, credit card information, etc.) over the phone or via email.
  • Shred paper copies of your tax returns and financial documents when no longer needed.
  • If you receive a suspicious phone call or email, do not respond until you verify with the appropriate people that it is true. Scams can be reported to Help Desk, Campus Safety, the Center for International Education, or the Human Resources Office.