* Access Codes for Glacier Tax Prep Will Be Made Available in early 2017*
If you were present in F-1, F-2, J-1, or J-2 status in the United States during any portion of calendar year 2016 you are required to file an income tax form with the IRS, even if you had no US income.
International Student & Scholar Services is pleased to announce the availability of Glacier Tax Prep free of charge to UNT Health Science Center students, alumni, scholars and faculty. Glacier Tax Prep is a web-based income tax preparation system designed for international students, scholars and faculty who file forms 1040NR-EZ, 1040NR, and Form 8843 as Non-Residents for tax purposes. ALL students are required to complete Form 8843. If you did not earn income in 2016, you are still required to complete and submit Form 8843. It is a very simple and easy form and can be done without Glacier Tax Prep. If you did earn income in 2016 Form 8843 will be one of the forms you will complete through Glacier Tax Prep.
Glacier Tax Prep
Glacier Tax Prep is not an online tax filing system. It will walk you through the process and allow you to print the required federal income tax forms (8843, 1040NR and 1040NR-EZ) for you to print, sign, and send to the US Department of the Treasury via postal mail. The IRS does not currently allow Forms 8843, 1040NR and 1040NR-EZ to be filed electronically. If you have been in the U.S. as an F1 visa holder less than 5 years you CANNOT use any online tax filing system such as Turbotax, H&R Block, Intuit or similar programs. These programs assume you are a resident for tax purposes and your taxes are not calculated correctly.
How do I use Glacier Tax Prep?
In order to use the software, you must first be issued a Glacier Tax Prep access code by International Student & Scholar Services. You must go to OrgSync and fill out the request form to be issued an access code. The form will be available early 2017. Walk-ins or email requests will not be issued a code. Once you have submitted the request form, the Assistant Director of International Student & Scholar Services will then contact you with your personalized code. Do not share your code with anyone else as each individual will be issued a separate code. The codes will be available March 1st, 2017.
You will need to create a UserID and Password when you log on for the first time. Do not forget this information so you can access GTP later in a future year. If you used GTP last year, use the same user ID and password as last year.
You should have all documents regarding current and prior visits to the U.S. available before logging into GTP (entry/exit dates, Forms I-20 (if F) or DS-2019 (if J), passport, Form I-94). The electronic I-94 page is a very useful tool as it should have your travel history associated with your passport number available. Please click here to access the electronic I-94.
You should have all tax documents ready before logging into GTP (Forms 1042-S, W-2, 1098-T and 1099, if received).
International students MUST have Form W-2, and if applicable, Form 1042-S, in order to complete their 2016 tax return forms. Form W-2 will be sent to international students from the UNT Payroll Office the last week of January 2017, and Form 1042-S will be mailed to students by March 2017.
Who will receive Form 1042-S from UNT?
- All employees who claimed a tax treaty exemption
- All nonresident alien students who received a non-service scholarship or fellowship in excess of tuition, required fees, books and supplies regardless of whether or not tax was withheld
- All other nonresident alien payees (generally paid through AP or via wire transfer) regardless of whether or not tax was withheld
Not everyone who earned income at UNTHSC will receive a Form 1042-S. If you believe you should have received a Form 1042-S but did not, or if you have questions about your Form 1042-S, contact the UNT Tax Accountant at Carol.McFarland@untsystem.edu.
You should set aside approximately 20-30 minutes to devote to completing the process – it’s much easier to do it all at once than to have to start and stop repeatedly.
All information you enter into GTP is encrypted and secured via SSL technology.
This page was last modified on September 7, 2016