CCIE Updates: Electronic Newsletter
WEEK OF MAY 24 Updates
CCIE NEW ACTIVITIES
● DUES for 2021 - 2022 - PLEASE PAY FOR YOUR DISTRICT!
● CCIE Education Abroad Working Group: Invitation to Join
● Sprintax online software for nonresident federal tax e-filing and state tax return preparation
● A Virtual Update from Viet Nam: JUNE 2 WEBINAR
CCIE PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
CCIE DUES FOR 2021 - 2022
CCIE wants to remind all our members that, now, more than ever, it is important to pay your dues. CCIE dues are collected on the academic year - July 1 - June 30. It is critical that every member be current with their dues in order for CCIE to continue to support activities such as the Newsletter, Web-Page listing and Institutional Grants, Faculty Grant, and Student Scholarships. CCIE does appreciate the effort that all of you are doing to help support international education at our colleges. However, advocacy needs to continue on many levels, and support of CCIE is central in this process.
In order for CCIE to continue to offer institutional grants and students scholarships, we need all members to pay their dues.
Thank you for your support
CCIE - EA Working Group: Invitation to Join
CCIE has creating a Working Group to talk about future prospects for Education Abroad. The group meets monthly and everyone is invited to join. In previous meetings, the following topics were discussed:
a) virtual internationalizing the curriculum programs
b) virtual guest speakers from international partners
c) virtual internships (paid and voluntary)
d) building assessment for any virtual opportunities offered in the future
e) ‘go/no-go’ planning dates
f) re-opening plans (for whenever it happens)
g) what new legal issues, health issues, logistics for social distancing, and crisis management are now needed
h) build assessment for virtual opportunities
Please contact Rosalind for the ZOOM invitation
THE NEXT MEETING IS THURSDAY JUNE 10 at 4:00 pm
SPRINTAX ONLINE SOFTWARE FOR NONRESIDENT FEDERAL TAX E-FILING AND STATE TAX RETURN PREPARATION
Sprintax offers an online software for nonresident federal tax e-filing and state tax return preparation. Sprintax have outlined some of the core things that you need to know for this tax season and have also provided some useful resources that you can share with your international populations.
Who must file tax forms for 2020 tax season?
If individuals were physically in the U.S. in F or J status as a nonresident for tax purposes anytime between January 1 - December 31 2020, they are obligated to send one form, Form 8843, to the U.S. tax agency IRS (Internal Revenue Service), even if they had no income. For the 2020 tax season, if nonresidents earn over $0 of taxable US source income, they may need to file a federal tax return with the IRS. Depending on their individual circumstances, they may also need to file a state tax return(s).
Tax Filing Deadline
The US federal tax filing deadline has been extended from April 15th to May 17th 2021. State tax deadlines may differ from state to state.
Resident or Non-Resident for Federal Tax Purposes
Generally, most international students & scholars who are on F, J, M or Q visas are considered non-residents for tax purposes. International undergraduate students on J1 & F1 visas are automatically considered non-resident for their first 5 calendar years in the US, whilst Scholars/Researchers on J visas are automatically considered non-residents for 2 out of the last 6 calendar years in the US. If you've been in the US for longer than the 5 or 2 year periods, the Substantial Presence Test will determine their tax residency.
Sprintax Blogs and Resources
The Sprintax blog is updated very regularly with various tax season hot topics. Below are some useful blog articles
∙ Everything a nonresident in the US needs to know about the second COVID stimulus payment
∙ Nonresident aliens: Your guide to navigating the COVID-19 CARES Act Stimulus Payments
∙ Breaking: Sprintax is Now LIVE For Nonresident Federal E-Filing!
∙ How to apply for your ITIN from outside the US
∙ Making a profit from Robinhood? Here's everything a nonresident needs to know about their trading tax requirements
∙ FICA Tax Explained for Nonresident Aliens
Sprintax is offering a series of free open student and scholar tax webinars this tax season. Please contact the web-site for dates and registration. The informational webinars will cover everything you need to know about nonresident tax from who needs to file for 2020 to the stimulus checks and everything in between! You can access a Sprintax Nonresident Tax Webinar recording here.
Sprintax have created a $5 Federal discount code for CCIE's international populations. The discount code, S20CCIE5, can be used by nonresidents to provide them with $5 off their Federal return if they wish to use Sprintax to prepare their tax returns.
For more information on how Sprintax can assist with nonresident tax compliance at your institution, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your international students and scholars have nonresident tax queries, they can always reach out to the live chat on the Sprintax system, or the Sprintax student support email email@example.com.
Anna Fitzpatrick AFitzpatrick@sprintax.com
A Virtual Update from Viet Nam: JUNE 2 WEBINAR
Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Time: 9-10:30 p.m. ICT (Viet Nam time)
This Zoom webinar, scheduled during the NAFSA 2021 annual virtual conference, will provide a comprehensive update about what's happening in Viet Nam as it relates to overseas study. Topics include COVID-19 in Viet Nam, lingering concerns about the coronavirus in top overseas study destinations, the impact of anti-Asian racism, etc. At least 30 minutes will be set aside for discussion.