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University of Minnesota

Tax Resources and

Tax Questions

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.

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

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).

Some organizations may offer services to international students that are not in your best interest, and may even have serious consequences. Whether these services are offered free or for a charge, please be aware of the following.

Fraud Warning:
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) the taxation authority, does not use email to communicate. If you receive any emails from somebody claiming they are the IRS, it is fraud; delete the email and do not respond. Please contact an ISSS advisor if you have any questions.