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Appointment Request with GLACIER Tax Prep Consultant

Due to high volume, all GLACIER Tax Prep Consultant appointments are now booked and the ISO is unable to accommodate any additional appointments for this year.

For Non-Resident Aliens, GLACIER Tax Prep (GTP) can be used to prepare U.S. Federal income tax returns and Form 8843 for all F-1 and J-1 nonimmigrants who were present in the U.S. during 2016. You can access GTP through the GLACIER software, which allows you to prepare and print your forms for mailing, but electronic filing is not possible.  For individuals who earned income in 2016, you may also be required to prepare and file a state tax return. State tax forms are not supported through GLACIER and must be prepared separately. However, the software will provide a link to the state forms you are likely to use.  If you need additional assistance completing your Federal or State tax forms, individuals also have the option to seek help from a professional tax preparation office. 

For Resident Alien for tax purposes, GLACIER Tax Prep will not be relevant for you, but you may use other online tools or software programs available to prepare your tax forms.  However, if it is your FIRST YEAR as a Resident Alien or if you received Form 1042-S stating that tax was withheld, most online tools may not be fully compliant with your filing needs.

If you received income in 2016, your tax return must be postmarked by April 18, 2017 to meet IRS requirements.  If you are not able to meet this deadline, it is possible to request an extension through October 15th by filing the appropriate forms with the IRS and any state(s) where you earned income.

If you did not earn U.S. income in 2015 or earned minimal income (less than $20) in a UR Focus Group or one-time other employment, you are required to complete Form 8843, which must be postmarked by June 15, 2017.

If you have additional questions, please let us know: tax@iso.rochester.edu.  Please keep in mind that ISO staff are not tax professionals, and any information provided is not tax or legal advice.