If you worked in the USA in 2019/2020, now is the time to get started with your taxes.
Tax application filing season starts now, and the deadline to do so is April 15, 2021 (March 17 Update: the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021).
February is when most employers start sending out W2 Forms to their employees for tax filing purposes. If you do not receive your W2 from the employer by mid-February, you may contact your employer (email, call) or your visa sponsor coordinator then for information on how you will receive your W2 Form from the employer.
Employers may choose to send your W2 forms through email, some through conventional mail. If your employer/visa sponsor says that your W2 will be sent to the Infinity Abroad office, please make sure they have our correct address.
What is the W2 Form?
The W2 Form is a summary of your total income in 2020 which also includes the summary of how much taxes was withheld (deducted) from your salary. If you are a Winter 2019 participant, you will have already received your 2019 W2 Form from your employer, since you were still in the USA around Feb/Mar 2020.
Taxes seem like a lot of work… can I just ignore my taxes?
If you worked in the USA, is a federal obligation to report your income and to file your tax application with the IRS (Internal Revenue Service). Tax filing application is your responsibility as an adult (whether it is on the Work & Travel USA program, or when you are working full time anywhere else). But don’t worry – Sprintax is here to help!
Sprintax – the official tax partner of Infinity Abroad
Sprintax is the only online tax preparation software for non-resident US tax returns. With Sprintax, you can easily prepare fully compliant Federal and State tax returns online in minutes, without having to go through the tax procedures yourself. Sprintax service is 100% compliant to IRS regulations, it is a purpose built Non-Resident Alien (yourself) software with 24/7 LIVE chat assistance.