Deadline for Tax Forms 2021 is April 18, 2022

All international students in the United States in 2021 are required to file income tax forms with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) even if they did not receive any taxable income.

Nonresident Tax 2021 Timeline

January 2022

The University will issue a tax statement to employees by mail or
online, which is of your choice. If you have any questions, contact
University Payroll and Benefits at payinq@uillinois.edu.

February 2022

Sprintax free tax form filing code request will start. For more details,
see below.

April 18, 2022

Deadline of tax filing


Tax Webinars

Students are strongly encouraged to attend free open tax webinars
provided by Sprintax. The webinars request registration in advance.

  • If an international student/a nonresident alien has any amount of taxable
    income from United States sources, a tax return on form 1040NR (PDF)
    must be filed.
  • A form 8843 (PDF) must be filed with the student’s tax return or, if no return is required, by itself in order to claim nonresident status.

A quick guide to United States tax laws as they apply to foreign students can be found at Publication 4011, Foreign Student and Scholar Volunteer Resource Guide (PDF). More detailed guidance can be found at Internal Revenue Service Publication 519, U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens (PDF).

The Office of International Student Services has purchased a limited number of access codes for UIS international students to use Sprintax to complete, sign, and mail their required federal tax forms. Currently, enrolled F-1 students at UIS have first priority to receive an access code, followed by students who graduated in December and are on OPT. The students who need a Sprintax code can apply through the UIS Sprintax Code Request Form. This form starts on Monday, February 7, 2022. Our office strongly recommends you start filling the form after February 14, 2022 as the IRS starts accepting tax forms on the day. If you have any questions about the instructions and the access codes, please contact Erika Suzuki at esuzu2@uis.edu.

Please note the following:

  • ISS does not provide tax advice. Limited tax software is provided as a
    helpful service to the students, but ISS is not qualified to answer any tax related questions.
  • Income tax reporting and payments are the obligations of each individual
    student.
  • Tax-related questions can be addressed to Sprintax or to any other tax
    service with expertise in international student tax issues and tax treaties.
  • International tax forms, when completed and typed online, must be printed,
    signed, and mailed to the appropriate IRS office.
  • 2021 tax forms must be filed by April 18, 2022
  • Sharing Sprintax access codes with any other person is strictly
    prohibited.
  • A student can be provided only one access code