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IRS Tax Form 8843 Online Wizard

All international students and their dependents must complete and submit Form 8843 every year. If you've tried to complete Form 8843 on your own, you know just how confusing it can be. This is why we've created the IRS Tax Form 8843 Online Wizard tool to make the process much easier for you. If you’ll be completing Form 8843 after it’s updated in early March, as a student or dependent of a student, this questionnaire below will simplify the form and provide you with tips along the way.

Our Form 8843 online wizard is only for international students on an F, J, M, or Q visa and their dependents, who are non-resident aliens for tax purposes. If you need to complete Form 8843 as a teacher, trainee, professional athlete, or as an individual with a medical problem or condition, please print and manually complete the Form 8843 instead of using our wizard. If you've been in the USA longer than 5 calendar years, or are unsure about whether you're a resident or non-resident alien, please see the IRS Determining Alien Tax Status page.

How to use the online wizard

Simply answer all the questions below and click the create button. The wizard will automatically populate your answers into the IRS Form 8843 form which you will then need to download, print, and sign/date as needed. You'll then need to mail the completed form to the IRS for processing.

If you require further assistance along the way, please contact Sprintax or another tax professional as this form does not include or replace personal tax guidance.

We immediately discard all data associated with this form, and will not store, save, or share any of the information you enter. Once the wizard produces the completed pdf form, you'll need to start over if you make any changes. Disable all pop-up blockers before you begin.
Check all information and form accuracy in the populated document before submitting it to the IRS to ensure all information is accurate and correct for the current year.

Getting started

The Form 8843 Wizard is not supported in Internet Explorer, for the best experience please use an alternative browser like Firefox, Safari or Chrome.

Make sure you have the following documents before starting:

  • Passport
  • US Entry and Exit Dates
  • Visa/Immigration status information, including Form I-94 Arrival-Departure Record, Form DS-2019 (for J visa holders) or Form I-20 (for F visa holders)
  • Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)

Provide details on the academic institution you attended during 2021:

Provide details on the director of the academic or other specialized program you participated in during 2021:

What type of U.S. visa did you have during the following years:

Review the above details for accuracy, then click “Create.” By clicking “Create,” you’ll not be submitting this document to the IRS; it’ll provide a form that’s ready to be reviewed, signed, and mailed.

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