Sprintax is a web-based tax return preparation software program designed to assist international students and scholars (who are nonresidents for tax purposes) in preparing U.S. federal income tax forms, Form 1040NR or 1040NR-EZ, and all other necessary statements.

This software will NOT help: (1) U.S. Citizens (2) U.S. Permanent Residents (3) International Students and Scholars who have been in the U.S. long enough to be "residents" for tax purposes.

Use the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) "Substantial Presence Test" to determine if you are a "resident" for tax purposes. Follow this link:


To get a free Sprintax access code, log into your access.caltech account and search for the Sprintax Tax Prep button in the "Self Service" section.

Use this Survey Monkey to request your unique Sprintax access code if you have an ACTIVE access.caltech account but you can't find the Sprintax Tax Prep button, or if you have an INACTIVE access.caltech account.

We have a limited number of access codes available.  Do not share your Sprintax access code with anyone else.

* 1. Can you find the Sprintax Tax Prep button on your access.caltech account?