Free tax webinars for international students

Close up view of the income tax return

International students and visiting scholars who were physically present in the U.S. under an F, J, M or Q visa during the 2020 calendar year are required by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), along with potential state tax returns, to complete and submit a tax return. In general, your tax return must be submitted by April 15 following the end of the calendar year.

ISU partners with Sprintax

Tax form, pen and calculator

Sprintax TDS (Tax Determination System) is a software program provided by Illinois State University to assist students present in the United States on an immigration status with determining their U.S. tax residency status and possible eligibility for tax treaty benefits.

Schedule a meeting with a tax specialist

Close up view of the income tax return

Illinois State University employees and students present in the U.S. on an immigration status may desire a meeting with a tax specialist to identify their tax status, complete proper tax forms, facilitate any available tax treaty benefits and clarify any tax filing responsibilities.

IRS announces February 12 as new start date for the new tax filing season

Close up view of the income tax return

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that the nation’s tax season will start on Friday, February 12 when the tax agency will begin accepting and processing 2020 tax year returns. The February 12 start date for individual tax return filers allows the IRS time to do additional programming and testing of IRS systems following the

Form 1098-T available soon

Man Filling out Tax Form --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

If you are eligible to receive form 1098-T (Tuition Statement) your 2020 form 1098-T will be available by January 31.

Reporting paid COVID-19 sick or family leave on form W-2

Hand of Friendship sculpture by William Wright, located on the Quad near Hovey Hall

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) required that qualifying employers provide paid sick and family leave to eligible employees between April 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020. Under the FFCRA, employees could receive paid leave in the following situations: Ten days of paid sick leave at the employee’s regular rate of pay: Employees who