F-1 International Student Tax Information


Important Tax Information for All F-1 Students Physically in the U.S. During 2022

Students who were physically present in the U.S. for any part of the previous tax year 2022 must submit Form 8843 to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to declare your exempt status for the previous year. Deadline to submit this form is June 15, 2023.

Link to the form and instructions on mailing: 

Stay tuned for upcoming tax workshops in Spring 2024!

To help you answer Questions #9 and #10 on the Form 8843 please see the information below:

Question #9
Santa Monica College
1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Question #10
Pressian Nicolov
1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

F-1 Students Who Earned Income Through Work in 2022

If you earned any taxable U.S. source of income during the calendar year 2022 you may need to file a federal tax return with the IRS.  Tax filing deadline:  April 18, 2023

Stay tuned for upcoming tax workshops in Spring 2024!

How to File?

We have teamed up with Sprintax to provide you with an easy-to-use tax preparation software designed for nonresident students and scholars in the US.
We (and all other university staff) are not qualified or allowed to provide individual tax advice.
After you login to Sprintax, you will be asked a series of questions about the time you have spent in the US over recent years. Sprintax will then determine your tax status. If it determines that you are a “nonresident alien” (NRA) for federal tax purposes, you can continue to use the software and respond to a series of guided questions. Sprintax will then complete and generate the tax forms you need to send to the tax authorities.
However, if Sprintax determines that you are a resident alien for federal tax purposes, you won’t be able to continue using the software.

All you need to do is:

  1. Register and follow the simple instructions
  2. Complete the online questionnaire
  3. Enter your unique discount code: 22SMC250F5 in the box on the ‘Review your order’ page
  4. Sprintax will prepare your tax return