Sprintax offers tax preparation services all international students enrolled at UL Lafayette for a small fee.
Please note that the Office of International Affairs within the Division of Global Engagement is not authorized or qualified to provide tax preparation advising. We recommend that students use the services of Sprintax or another tax preparation service that is authorized to provide tax preparation advising to non-residents.
Click here for instructions to file your taxes with Sprintax.
If you were physically in the U.S. in F or J status anytime between January 1 - December 31, 2021 you are legally obligated to send one form, Form 8843, to the U.S. tax agency IRS (Internal Revenue Service), even if you had no income. For the 2021 tax season, if you earn $1 of US source income or greater, you may need to file a federal tax return with the IRS. Depending on your individual circumstances, you may also need to file a state tax return(s).
Information About Federal Income Tax
All international students must fill out the Federal Form 8843.
If you are single and were employed last year, you must fill out the Federal Form 1040 NR-EZ and Federal Form 8843.
If you were employed last year and you are married, you must fill out the Federal Form 1040 NR (instructions) and Federal Form 8843.
If you are unsure of which form to file, please review the information here.
Please visit the IRS website for more information.
Information About State Income Tax
If you were employed last year, you must fill out the Louisiana State Non-Resident Income Tax Form (IT-540B).