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Tax Returns Are Due April 15th For International Students

Posted on April 11th, 2019 by Phu Nguyen

With a due date of April 15th this year, tax returns must be submitted within just a few days. Every international student and their dependent must turn in a Form 8843 to the IRS, even if income was not received. Although Form 8843 is one of the more simple tax return forms, some students may have a few questions looming. We’re happy to help make the process easier with our newly updated Form 8843 online wizard. Simple to use, the Form 8843 online wizard is free and allows students to enter their details into the form which then pre-populates into the actual IRS Form 8843 and can then be downloaded, signed, and sent to the IRS for processing. No information is held, so privacy is maintained throughout the process.

If your questions and needs extend beyond the Form 8843, don’t hesitate to visit our Facebook page, where we recently did a live chat with our friends at Sprintax, who were kind enough to answer some common questions from international students filing tax returns. You can also click on our Tax page for any further inquiries.

Don’t make filing your tax returns any more difficult than necessary – take advantage of our tips and online wizard!

Written by Phu Nguyen

Phu is an alumnus to the University of South Florida in Tampa, and Florida International University in Miami. A freelance writer for over a decade, her portfolio includes working with Nokia, the Georgia Aquarium, and articles in major online publications such as The Huffington Post. Phu joined Envisage as the Content Manager in October of 2018.

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6 Responses to “Tax Returns Are Due April 15th For International Students”

  1. William Says:

    Hi, I am in STEMP OPT, F1 visa, I have been working for almost 3 year now, not yet 5 years in the country. I was terribly shocked that personal exceptions are cancelled for this tax year (2018), that was more than 4,000 dollars to subtract from my gross income. Although the standard deduction has been doubled, as an non-resident for tax purposes I cannot apply to that, only to the itemized deduction which is almost the same than last year. As a consequence of that unfair rule, I owe almost 1,500 to IRS (federal tax) instead of a little more than 400 if they have not cancelled the personal exceptions.
    I am planning on doing an amend, but I need to know if there is something that can be done to compensate the cancellation of the personal exceptions?
    I will appreciate any support of this issue, and I am also a little concerned that there is no much information or complaint from the international community on this matter.
    Thanks and regards

  2. Phu Nguyen Says:

    Hello. Please visit our Taxes page for your questions. If they are not answered there we would recommend you contact professionals at Sprintax.

    Thank you!

  3. Phu Nguyen Says:

    Hello William,

    Please visit our Taxes page, which may have an answer to your question. https://www.internationalstudent.com/tax/

    If you’re unable to find your answer, we’d recommend talking to a professionals, like our friends at Sprintax.

    Thank you for writing and good luck.

  4. Thu Pham Says:

    Hi Phu,
    I was trying to look into the tax refund earlier…
    But I was stuck at the part of social security number!
    I will be an undergraduate student in college next year
    So I really do need your help with this tax refund!
    Thanks in advnace,
    Thu Pham

  5. Phu Nguyen Says:

    Hello! For more information, you can visit our tax page here: https://www.internationalstudent.com/tax/

  6. Edward Wilson Says:

    I think I can find most of the Tax related detail on the blog. Thank you Phu, Great help!

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