How to File US Taxes

USC employees cannot assist with specific tax questions. Students and scholars should consult with one of these qualified tax professional for individual assistance.

Non-Resident Alien

  1. Sprintax Tax Preparation Software
  2. Self-file using resources from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), State of California Franchise Tax Board website, Other State Franchise Tax Board websites, and NAFSA Guidance on Federal Taxes for International Students
  3. USC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
  4. Private Tax Specialist for hire: Gary Engler, Certified Public Account (CPA)

Resident Alien

  1. USC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
  2. Tax preparation vendors for hire such as Turbo Tax and H&R Block
  3. Self-file using resources from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), State of California Franchise Tax Board website, Other State Franchise Tax Board websites, and NAFSA Guidance on Federal Taxes for International Students
  4. Private Tax Specialist for hire: Gary Engler, Certified Public Account (CPA)