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.

There are no reservations available in the remaining Non-Resident Tax Clinics.

  • If you already have a reservation or are on the waitlist, it is important that you attend your appointment as you may not be able to make another reservation. Do not be late! We will give your appointment away to those on the waitlist.
  • If you do not have an appointment, you can check the website to see if any waitlist spots have become available, but you will likely need to make other arrangements to have your taxes reviewed.

Please also note:

  • The UMN has mailed 1042-S forms. If you believe you should have received one but did not, please contact the UMN Office of Human Resources by calling 612-624-8647. If you need a from, you should not prepare your taxes until it arrives
  • 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:

  • Printout of the 24-hour reminder email for your appointment
  • Printout 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 (for example: 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 Account activity (To access, go to MyU, My Finances, Account Activity, all activity for 01/01/17 to 12/31/17)

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.