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Sprintax Tax Preparation Software

The steps outlined below will help you learn how to file your return(s) using Sprintax tax preparation software.

Sprintax access codes are sent to all current international students and international alumni on OPT or STEM OPT at the beginning of each year via the [email protected] email. 

ISS has purchased Sprintax user codes to assist you with filing your federal tax return. You must access Sprintax via the links in the email sent to you from the [email protected] email address to benefit from this discount. There are a limited number of Sprintax codes offered by SUNY Plattsburgh for each tax year. Please file as early as possible. Although we usually have enough codes for all of our students and scholars, please note that we cannot guarantee a Sprintax discount code, especially after the April tax deadline.

Sprintax can do your state taxes as well for an additional fee. Please see Step 6 below for more information.

Note: Sprintax is only for nonresident tax filers with U.S. source income. No U.S. source income? You just need to fill out Form 8843.

How to File

Still Need Help?

If you have questions about filling out your tax return, you can contact the Sprintax support team or find your answer using the options below:


This information is intended only for international students and scholars with income sources and levels typical of students and scholars at SUNY Plattsburgh. Although the information contained in this site has been reviewed carefully and should be adequate to assist most international students and scholars, it is not a substitute for advice obtained from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or a qualified tax accountant. If your visa status has changed in the past year, or you believe you have a complicated tax issue, please consult the IRS or a qualified tax accountant.

In addition, while the tax preparation software Sprintax is being provided to help you with your tax filing obligations, you are individually responsible for verifying that the correct information has been entered into the tax preparation software and included on all forms and/or other documents printed or derived from the tax preparation software, and ultimately responsible for any errors or omissions.

Information and content used with permission from Yale ISS

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