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OIS News - 2/5/2019

International Student, Scholar, and Employee Tax Obligations and Support - Filing Deadline, April 15

Each UIC international student, scholar, and employee present in the U.S. during calendar year 2018 must file at least one tax document with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in order to meet their tax filing obligation and properly maintain immigration status. Individuals who earned U.S.-based income must file additional documentation. The general deadline for 2018 tax filings in Monday, April 15, 2019.


While the Office of International Services cannot directly advise individuals on their specific tax filing obligations, the office has organized two valuable resources for the UIC international community:


Sprintax Tax Preparation Software

OIS will again provide access to Sprintax, an online tax prep software, for members of the UIC international community. Get help filing your personal U.S. federal and state non-resident tax returns and access Sprintax’s tax education library.


  • Current UIC international students, scholars, and employees - Access the Sprintax software by logging into your portal using your NetID and password. In the search bar in the upper right corner, type “OSSS Applications.” In the OSSS Applications portlet, click “OIS Tax Service” for complete instructions.
  • F-1 students currently on OPT or J-1 students on Academic Training - Send an email to with your name and UIN. OIS staff will confirm your record and then send an email with instructions on how to access Sprintax.

Tax Webinar for International Students, Exchange Visitors and Employees

Monday, April 1, 2019

2-4 p.m. | Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)

Click here to Register


The purpose of this webinar is to provide basic information regarding tax preparation. A local tax professional will provide our UIC international community with tax preparation topics including federal and state tax regulations and tax filing obligations.


If you would like to attend this online webinar, you must complete the online registration form. In the registration form you only need to provide your name and email.


Tax Workshop for International Students, Exchange Visitors and Employees

OIS will host two workshops aimed at providing international students, exchange visitors and employees with basic information regarding their U.S. tax filing obligations. Local tax professionals will be on-hand to educate participants on federal and state tax regulations, filing obligations, and processes.


Workshop Dates:


Tuesday, Feb. 26 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Student Services Building, 1200 West Harrison Street, Conference Room C


Friday, March 22 | 3-5 p.m.

Student Center East, 750 South Halsted Street, Cardinal Room (3rd Floor)


To participate in the Tax Workshop for International Students, Exchange Visitors and Employees, please click your preferred date above and complete the online registration form using your UIC NetID and password. Space in each workshop is limited. Please note that these workshops are general in focus and not intended to provide one-on-one tax preparation services or advice.


Questions? Feel free to contact the Office of International Services.