Every year, all international students, scholars and their family members who stayed on a F or J visa must file taxes by mid-April, whether or not you earned any income in the US.
To ease your burden, IHouse offers coupon codes for Sprintax, an online tool which assists in filing taxes for individuals who are classified as non-resident aliens for tax purposes. You will need to stop by IHouse in-person with your Duke ID to obtain a code. The codes are given out on a first-come-first-served basis. Please note that you cannot use TurboTax and TaxAct, which are only for U.S. citizens and other foreign nationals who are considered residents for tax purposes.
Here is a guide on how to file taxes, which is mostly based on IHouse’s annual email reminder (Note: this is based on the 2016-2017 academic year, but the documents/guidelines should still be relevant):
1. If you earned NO income
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