University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

Tax Resources and

Tax Questions

Please Note:
This information on this website is for 2015 tax filings. New information, including a login for the GLACIER TAX PREP system, for 2016 filings will be available in February 2016.

Want help filing your 2015 U.S. and state tax returns?

All international students who need to file non-resident tax returns can use a free software called GLACIER TAX PREP. This tool is completely free and secure, and it can be used for all international students and scholars filing non-resident tax returns.

ISSS has also arranged several Tax Orientations and Clinics throughout February, March, and early April. At these sessions,you can learn how to use the GLACIER tool and receive individual assistance.

Fraud Warning:

We have received reports of international students and scholars are being targeted by tax phone scams. The Internal Revenue Service and other governmental agencies will NEVER contact you by phone to demand an immediate payment.

If you receive a phone call from someone demanding an immediate payment to resolve a tax issue, it is fake, and you should hang up.

Additionally, some organizations may offer services to international students that are not in your best interest; some even have serious consequences. Whether these services are offered free or for a charge, it is important you read our warning.

If you have questions about an Individual Tax Payer Identification Number, please come in during walk-ins and meet with an adviser. Please bring your original visa documents with you (passport, I-20, DS-2019, visa).

Please note: ISSS advisors and staff are unable to provide advice regarding tax returns.