The International Studies Office (ISO) in partnership with UVA’s Office of Compliance and Immigration Services (CIS) are pleased to announce that once again we will be offering the premier tax software for the international community at no cost to you.
CINTAX is a web-based tax program similar to the popular tax preparation programs such as TurboTax, but designed specifically for non-immigrant tax filers who are still nonresident aliens.
**Using this tax software program, Cintax, will determine if you are considered a non-resident or resident for tax purposes. If you are considered a resident alien for tax purposes, and therefore taxed like a US citizen, then you will need to use a version of the 1040 federal tax form. If you are a resident alien and need help completing your 1040, 1040EZ, or 1040A, University Human Resources offers a free tax return program. Please go to http://www.hrs.virginia.edu/taxprephelp/poster.pdf to find out how to obtain help.
Please remember the following:
* All nonimmigrants are required to file Form 8843 with the US government; Cintax will produce this Form for you. All nonresident aliens whose total wages, scholarships, and fellowships are less than $3,650.00 are not required to file a 1040NR or a 1040NREZ tax form. However, if your combined income is more than $3,650 or you claimed Tax Treaty Benefits (tax exemption) then you are required to file a 1040NR or a 1040NREZ. Failure to do so can severely jeopardize any future applications for immigration benefits such as employment-based visa status or a Green Card.
What this means is that all non-immigrants, should use the Cintax program, regardless of whether income was earned in the U.S. In 2009.
* This software is for the UVA community only. Any sharing of the passwords outside of UVA to logon to this tax prep site will be considered an Honor violation and will be treated accordingly.
* You will not have to download tax forms from www.irs.gov if you plan on using the software, as CINTAX will print out the appropriate forms automatically.
* The ISO and CIS cannot provide official tax advice. We cannot answer your tax questions, nor can we assist with your tax returns. We are prohibited by law and University policy from doing so.
TAX Software Information
Instructions are attached in 2 pdf files to this email. One set of instructions is for those filers with U.S. income and the other set of instructions is for those with no income.
Logon to: www.cintax.us to access the web-based program.
Contact the ISO to obtain the password to create your account:
982-3010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please remember that:
For those of you filing without a social security number, you can file the Form W-7 concurrently with your tax return. The W-7 will allow you to apply for the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). The ITIN can be used for most tax purposes except the receiving of income. You can download the W-7 at www.irs.gov
This Cintax program only does the federal tax forms. If you have earned income, you will in most cases also have to do the state returns, which can be downloaded from http://www.tax.virginia.gov/site.cfm?alias=FileTaxReturns