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jiayuhou
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As an international student, how should I choose my tax category

 
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As an international student, how should I choose my tax category

Are you a non-resident alien?   

 

If you are a non-resident alien, your return must be filed on Form 1040NR, which cannot be prepared using TurboTax.  You can use TT’s partner, sprintax:

https://www.sprintax.com/non-resident-alien-tax-1040nr-turbotax.html

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jiayuhou
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As an international student, how should I choose my tax category

Thank you for your rapid reply!!

I am not a resident, however, Sprintax said I am a resident for tax purpose because I have been studying in the U.S. for enough years. They ask me to use TurboTax. I am not sure what form and category should I fit into. 

As an international student, how should I choose my tax category

Since we have no idea what income you are going to enter, here is a link to the possible tax software programs--

 

ONLINE software

https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/online/

 

CD/DOWNLOAD (This requires a full PC or Mac—-cannot be used on a mobile device)

 

https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/cd-download/

 

You can also purchase the CD/download from various retailers such as Costco, Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Staples, Sam’s Club, etc. etc. etc.

 

This link Where can I obtain authentic TurboTax software? has a list of authorized TurboTax resellers.

 

When you use desktop software, there is an additional fee to e-file a state return.  You can avoid that fee if you print, sign and mail the state return.  The state e-file fee is $20 and increases to $25 in March.

 

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/system-requirements/help/minimum-system-requirements-for-turbotax-...

 

 

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/system-requirements/help/minimum-system-requirements-for-turbotax-...

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
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