Sprintax Calculus

Step-by-Step Training Manual

Here are training guides to help you complete your Sprintax Calculus profile: 

Please take a minute to review this manual/tutorial before you start, as it will make it much easier for you to navigate through this process and answer frequently asked questions. 

UMass Training Videos

How do I sign into Sprintax Calculus?

Why can't I sign into Sprintax Calculus?

How do I answer 'When did you first enter the U.S.'?

How do I add rows of visits to the U.S.?

Accessing Sprintax

You should receive an email to your @umassxxx.edu email from noreply@sprintax.com titled “University of Massachusetts - Welcome to Sprintax Calculus”. This email will be sent to a personal email account only if we do not have a UMassxxx.edu email account for you. 

If you do not activate your account within 24 hours of receiving this email, you can request a new activation link here: https://calculus.sprintax.com/forgotten-password/ and enter your email. Please check your junk or spam folder or in “all mail” if you use a focused inbox. 

This email will not be spam or phishing, but rather a legitimate email providing instructions for logging into Sprintax Calculus and completing an updated tax questionnaire. 


Please complete your Sprintax Calculus profile as soon as possible, and we would like to have your taxes set up properly when you start to get paid.

What is Sprintax Calculus?

Sprintax Calculus is a secure online tax compliance system designed to give Nonresident Aliens and Resident Aliens the ability to provide the University of Massachusetts with their immigrant and tax data efficiently and effectively.

Sprintax Calculus will help you:

  • Determine residency for tax purposes
  • Tax treaty eligibility, and
  • Produce the tax forms applicable to your case, based on the information you enter

Most of the documents produced such as Form W-8BEN, Form 8233, Form W-4, and Form W-9 should generally be signed and provided to UMass prior to us arranging your first payment. 

Yes, every user must populate their new Sprintax Calculus record with up-to-date information.

Some basic information may be pre-populated into the system, but you will be asked to re-enter certain information to ensure accuracy. Pre-populated information could include:

  • Country of citizenship and residency, as well as permanent foreign address
    • Please verify that these are correct and up-to-date

Prior dates of presence in the U.S. WILL NOT BE brought over for purposes of the Substantial Presence Test and determining U.S. tax residency. You must input these dates.

There are several benefits to this new product which include: 

  • Electronic signature
  • Secure method for paperless transmission of sensitive tax information
  • More efficient process for analysis and determination of employee tax status
  • Direct integration with Sprintax Tax Preparation software to facilitate NRA tax filing

Sprintax Calculus has been designed to help UMass, who makes taxable payments to you, correctly determine the correct amount of tax subject to withholding from such payments. The determination is made based on the information provided by you in your Sprintax Calculus profile.