Non-Resident Tax Preparation Software

ISSS has purchased a license agreement for the GLACIER Tax Prep (GTP) software to assist you and your dependents prepare nonresident alien U.S. tax returns. GLACIER Tax Prep is available for UT international students and scholars, as well as their dependents.

Glacier Tax Prep is able to:

  • Determine whether you are a nonresident alien or resident alien for tax purposes
  • Determine eligible tax deductions, credits, and allowances
  • Review eligibility to claim tax treaty benefits
  • Calculate tax refund or tax due to the IRS
  • Prepare all required federal tax forms and statements for both the international student/scholar and their dependents

Make sure you have the following items before using GLACIER Tax Prep:

1. Any income tax documents you received for the appropriate tax year (Form W-2, Form 1042-S, etc.)

  • The Form W-2 displays wages. Employees of UT can access their Form W-2 at the Payroll website.
  • The Form 1042-S displays scholarships, fellowships, and income exempted by tax treaty. This form will be mailed out by 03/15/2019. If you were due a Form 1042-S, and have not received it, please contact 1042s@austin.utexas.edu after 03/15/2019.
  • You will receive income forms only for the income types you received. For example, those without jobs for 2018 will not receive a 2018 Form W-2, etc.

2. A U.S. tax identification number (either ITIN or SSN) for both yourself and dependents* you wish to claim on your tax return.

  • You do not need a tax identification number if you did not earn any U.S. income in current tax year (2018)
  • *Only students from Mexico, India, Canada, and South Korea are able to claim their dependents on their tax returns under specific circumstances.

3. Passport

4. History of arrivals and departures for the U.S.

  • You can access your travel history from the past 5 years online from the I-94 website.

5. Copy of last year's nonresident tax return, if you filed a return

 

Please make sure you have all your income documents before starting GLACIER Tax Prep to avoid filing your taxes incorrectly.

GLACIER Tax Prep Access Code

Access Code

You will need your UT EID and password in order to access the code.


Texas Global at UT Austin is an IRS VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) site that offers free tax assistance to nonresident aliens who need help to prepare their own tax return.

Our tax advising is focused on providing assistance in understanding filing instructions, how to navigate GLACIER Tax Prep, and general questions regarding nonresident taxes. Any specific tax situations that cannot be addressed by our volunteers will need to be discussed with a licensed professional tax advisor.

All volunteers have completed training through the IRS VITA program and as such are protected from liability under the Volunteer Protection Act. The taxpayer is ultimately responsible for the information on their tax returns.

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