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Tax Preparation Software

International Scholars > Taxes > Sprintax and Tax Prep Software

NEW TAX FILING DEADLINE: The IRS announced that the Federal tax filing deadline for 2020 tax return has been extended to May 17, 2021 for all residents and nonresident aliens. MA DOR has also announced that the MA state tax return filing deadline has been extended to May 17, 2021.

The International Scholars Office (ISchO) has purchased a license for Sprintax for MIT international scholars. Sprintax is an online U.S. tax preparation software product for international students and scholars who are nonresident aliens for U.S. (federal) tax purposes. State tax returns, for Massachusetts or any other state, may also be prepared using Sprintax.

Please Note: The license allows MIT international scholars to prepare their Federal (U.S) tax return at no cost; however, there is a fee for State tax returns. Scholars may also go to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue website and prepare a MA State tax return at no cost. 

Access Sprintax (an MIT computer certificate is required)*
Go to MIT IS&T certificate page for infomation about how to install a certificate on your computer.

*International scholars may access Sprintax using the link above. International students must go to the International Students Office website for more information about the tax software for international students.

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Sprintax Tax Information Webinars for Nonresident Aliens

Sprintax will provide a series of tax webinars. You may find the dates and the registration links below. Each webinar will cover the same topics listed below. Please register directly through the following links (You do not need to go through ISchO).

2021 Webinar Schedule:

The webinar will cover the followings:

  • An overview of tax for non-resident students and scholars
  • Who must file a 2020 US tax return
  • What income forms students/scholars may receive
  • Forms that need to be completed and sent to the IRS
  • FICA, ITIN and Form 1098-T
  • What happens if students donít file, or misfile
  • State tax returns
  • IRS stimulus payments
  • Sprintax overview

Note: Sprintax webinars are intended for both international students and scholars who are non-resident aliens for tax purposes.

Other Programs

There are a variety of tax preparation programs available for individuals who are residents for federal tax purposes, including Turbo Tax, H&R Block, eSmart Tax, and many others.


DISCLAIMER: The ISchO is not trained to provide tax advice and therefore disclaims all liability from the misinterpretation or misuse of the Sprintax software. These resources are offered as a convenience to our scholars.

Last Updated: April 2021

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