University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

Tax Resources and

Preparing Your Taxes

Annual ISSS Tax Orientation Sessions

Learn how to use Sprintax to prepare your federal tax return

At the session, experts will present information about filing your income taxes, how to use the Sprintax Tax preparation software, and a schedule of individual tax clinics where you can get help. 

DATE: Saturday, February 10
TIMES: 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. 
LOCATION: 3M Auditorium, Carlson School, Minneapolis, West Bank
Due to limited seating, we recommend attending the morning workshop. The workshops are identical, so you only need to attend one.

Individual Tax Clinics

Volunteers will help you prepare your non-resident tax returns

TUESDAYS (February 13 to April 10, except no clinic on March 13 due to Spring Break)
Appointments available at 5:15, 6:16, or 7:15 p.m.

SATURDAYS (March 3 and April 7)
Appointments available at 11:45, 12:45, or 1:45 p.m.

Do not be late! We will give your appointment away to those on the waitlist!


  • Reservations are required
  • The UMN is going to be delayed in issuing the 1042-S forms. If you expect to receive this form, you should not attend a clinic or complete your returns before it is delivered. If you received any type of income or benefits from UMN in 2017 but you do not know if you are going to receive the 1042-S, please ask the UMN Office of Human Resources by calling 612-624-8647.
  • Students who will not receive a 1042-S are encouraged to make appointments in February or early March.

Please also note:

  • The clinic location will be provided on the confirmation email.
  • You must have and use your UMN email to make an appointment.
  • Only one appointment is allowed per person (it is acceptable to have multiple wait spots).
  • Identification will be required during check-in.
  • Clinics may be cancelled if there is bad weather, even if the UMN does not close.

Bring the following to your tax clinic:

  • Print out of the 24-hour reminder email for your appointment
  • Print out of your completed Sprintax federal tax return, including form 8843 (you must complete and print your federal tax return prior to attending the clinic)
  • Photo ID (student ID, passport, driver's license)
  • All income documents (W-2, 1042-S, 1099)
  • 2016 federal and state returns

If you want to prepare a MN property tax refund you also need to bring:

  • Your Certificate of Rent Paid
  • Printout of your 2017 One Stop Student accounts

These clinics are only for UMN students and scholars filing non-resident tax returns. Other UMN students should visit


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.