Sprintax is a software that helps non-residents to complete their taxes

The Office of International Affairs has arranged for IUPUI international students, scholars and their dependents to use Sprintax to complete tax returns on-line and print them for filing with the Internal Revenue Service.

If you made U.S. income, Sprintax will prepare your federal tax return and your form 8843 for free. You will need to enter a special code (found in the Insurance and Financesmenu in Atlas) provided by OIA to access your free federal tax return. Sprintax will, however, charge you for preparation of your state tax return. Alternatively, you can prepare your state tax return yourself at no cost by accessing tax forms and instructions online.

If you didn’t make U.S. income, Sprintax will charge you to prepare form 8843. We recommend you download instructions and complete the paper Form 8843 for no charge.

If you do not have access to your Atlas account, you can contact oia@iupui.edu for assistance.

Using this software, you will answer questions and provide data concerning your individual tax situation to complete the IRS forms 8843 and 1040NR. The software will also factor in allowances for tax treaties. Once completed, the tax forms can be printed and are ready to send to the IRS.

  • New to Sprintax but forgot Your IUPUI Network ID, Password, or E-mail Address?

    Students: If you have forgotten your Network ID or password, you will need to visit the Help Desk at IT 129. Take your Student ID with you. If you have never activated your IUPUI email, the following website will help you.

    Scholars: Your IUPUI email account is requested for you by your department. Ask the technology support person in your department for assistance with that and the network ID and password.

    Dependents: If you have a dependent nonimmigrant status (such as F-2 or J-2) and are not eligible for an IUPUI Network ID and Password (because you are not an IUPUI student, scholar, or employee), please contact our office at oia@iupui.edu and we will provide you with an access number.

  • Returning to Sprintax

    If you have used Sprintax in the past, you should use your existing username and password to sign in. If you forgot your password, use the "forgot password" option to access your existing account. Your username is the email address you used in the past. 

  • Use the IU Sprintax Code

    As an IU international student, visiting scholar, or employee you (and your dependents) have U.S. tax requirements that must be met each year:

    • If you worked in the U.S. and earned any income OR you received a stipend, scholarship, grant, or allowance last year, you need to file a U.S. Federal tax return. You also may need to file a state tax return.

    • If you (or your dependents) did not receive U.S. income last year, you do not need to file a tax return. But you do need to submit Form 8843 for yourself and your dependents.

    If you need to file a tax return, Sprintax will help you prepare it for FREE. You also can prepare your state tax return (if necessary) for a small fee. 


    To get started:

    1. Gather all of your 2022 tax documents (W-2, 1042-S, 1099, and/or any other forms).

    • You may not receive all of your documents from IU or your employer until the end of February. 

    2. Access Sprintax here.

    3. Create your new account or log into your existing account, and complete the online questionnaire

    • If Sprintax determines you are a resident alien for tax purposes based on the number of years you have resided in the U.S., you will not be able to use the software.

    4. In the box on the "Review your order" page, enter this unique code (case sensitive; no extra spaces): 22INUB2000F

    5. Use the 24/7 live chat function to ask Sprintax any questions while you prepare your return, and watch Sprintax YouTube videos for additional information.

    6. Follow all instructions to e-file or print, sign, and mail your documents by the April 18 deadline.

  • Tax Resident or Nonresident?

    The Sprintax software will only assist you if you are a Nonresident for tax purposes. See our Tax Resident or Nonresident page to help you determine if you are a Nonresident or Resident for tax purposes.

  • Tax Documents

    You will need your passport, your nonimmigrant visa (stamped in passport), and any IRS form W-2 or 1042-S forms you received from IUPUI or other employer during 2021 to properly complete the tax filing.

    You should also have any form 1099 that you received and check routing information — your checkbook or an unused check.

    You should have received a W-2 form if tax was withheld from your wages. If you had income and tax was not withheld — for instance, if you were eligible for a tax treaty benefit or had a scholarship or fellowship, you should have received a form 1042-S.

    It is possible to have received both a W-2 and a 1042-S. 1042-S forms were mailed out in early February. If you have not received a W-2 or 1042-S and believe you should have, you can go to this website to request a Form W-2  or to request a form 1042-S go to this website. You can request either in paper form through this link.

  • Sprintax Resources

    If you need additional help using Sprintax, you can email Sprintax at hello@sprintax.com, watch video guides on the Sprintax YouTube channel, view FAQs on filing taxes, chat with a representative on the Sprintax website, or download a PDF guide using the button below.

    Sprintax Brochure

  • Upcoming Webinars

    These webinars are presented by Sprintax staff to help you use Sprintax to complete your federal tax returns.

Please note that Sprintax service is not hosted by Indiana University or on IU servers and has not been developed by Indiana University. By clicking on the link above, you will be taken directly to the Sprintax webpage.