University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

Tax Resources and

Tax Questions

Want help preparing your U.S. and state tax returns?

Fraud Warning:

International students and scholars are frequently targeted by tax email and phone scams.

Governmental agencies will NEVER contact you by phone or email to demand an immediate payment or to warn you that you are going to be fined, taxed, or arrested.

Students and scholars who were enrolled in classes, researching at the UMN, or using OPT work authorization after graduating from the UMN or dependents who have obtained work authorization during the 2019 tax year can use a free tax software to prepare their non-resident tax returns. This is a secure tool designed to:

  • Help non-residents determine if they need to prepare their taxes
  • Calculate an individual's tax liability, based on information entered
  • Complete the necessary federal forms so they can be printed, signed, and mailed
  • Prepare amendments, late filings, or corrections for the 2018 tax year, if necessary.

Coming Soon!

ISSS has also arranged several Tax Orientation and Clinics throughout February, March, and early April. At these sessions,you can learn how to use the free tax preoaratuib tool and receive individual assistance. The schedule will be available by January 31.

We will also soon post a link to the free tax preparation software. We will announce when the schedule and link are available through the ISSS Weekly Update.

What do you want to do?

Attend a Tax Orientation or Clinic Protect Yourself from Fraud See Additional Resources

If you have questions about an Individual Tax Payer Identification Number, you can meet with an adviser during Walk-In Hours. Please bring your original visa documents with you (passport, I-20, DS-2019, visa).

Please Note: ISSS advisors and staff cannot give tax advice or assistance!! Attend one of the Tax Clinics if you want assistance filing your non-resident tax forms.