What is Sprintax TDS?

Sprintax TDS (Tax Determination System) is a software that is developed by professionals and helps to ensure that nonresident students, scholars and professionals are taxed correctly on income earned in the US, so that the correct amount of taxes are withheld from earnings and reported to the IRS.

Using up-to-date information and tools, we are prepared to calculate students and scholars tax withholding and determine whether they are eligible for any tax treaties or deductions. Sprintax TDS will provide the foreign nationals with the applicable tax forms.

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Tax determination system for nonresident tax compliance

Calculates tax withholding

SprintaxTDS will calculate students and scholars tax withholding and determine whether they are eligible for any tax treaties or deductions.

Determines tax residency status

Determines tax residency status, based on the substantial presence test.

Tax numbers section – Forms SS-5 and W-7

Ability to request TDS to prepare an SS-5 or W-7 form.

W-4, W-8BEN and 8233 forms

SprintaxTDS will provide the foreign nationals with the applicable tax forms such as W-4, W-8BEN and 8233.

Generates 1042-S forms

The 1042-S forms will be automatically generated and converted to PDF.

No software installs necessary

SprintaxTDS is a cloud based product. You can log in to your TDS account from anywhere at any time!

Dynamic, adaptive, dependable and trusted system

We’ve partnered with over 450 schools and universities in the US

As documenting and withholding on payments to nonresident students and scholars has become an increasingly important area for educational institutions.

Sprintax developed Sprintax Tax Determination System (TDS).

It’s time to delegate tasks, free up precious time and resources for your international office staff and ensure your nonresident students and employees are fully compliant with the IRS.

Sprintax nonresident tax return preparation

We prepare over 120,000 nonresident tax returns with the IRS every year!

Cut out the paperwork!

Sprintax can prepare your non-resident tax return, check for residency status, assist with ITIN application preparation and more. If you’re a nonresident in the US for example, on a J1 work and travel programme, an intern, trainee or international student or professional, then Sprintax is for you!

Sprintax can help with:

  • 1040NR federal tax return and state tax returns
  • Form 8843 preparation
  • FICA refund application
  • ITIN application

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Trusted by many universities and organizations


Our students find the interface user friendly with clear instructions. The costs are affordable compared to the investment of providing our own counselling.

Joseph Frake

Associate Director for International Students

valparaiso university


Sprintax staff are incredibly responsive and provide excellent resources for helping international students and scholars file their taxes.

Sarah Reed

Office of International Students

oregon state university


Sprintax makes doing taxes with students & scholars less taxing (pun fully-intended). As a one-person office, being able to connect with the Sprintax staff to have them help a student directly is essential. Their commitment to timeliness, customer service, & dedication to excellence is second to none.

Katelyn Eisenhooth

Assistant Director International Programs

valparaiso university

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  • augustana university
  • oberlin university
  • university of cincinnati
  • ramapo college
  • life university