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International Taxes

Taxes

Tax Deadline: April 15, 2014

Each year, foreign students living and working in the U.S. must submit a tax return with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

In the weeks prior to filing a tax return, students might receive a varity of forms from thier employer and/or the university.  These forms will contain information on the amount of income earned, taxes paid on income earned, and any taxable portion of their scholarship.  The fist step in filing a tax return is to learn about the different types of  forms you might receive for use in filing your tax return.   Please see list of typical forms.   

Some students will receive other tax forms from their bank with informaiton concerning interest earned on bank accounts.  In most cases, these will not be used in filing your tax return.

PLEASE read Tax FAQ's prior to filing a tax return.  

Please Note: Because foreign students have different tax situations, the ISO has purchased tax software called Glacier Tax Prep (GTP) for students to use in preparation of a tax return. However, it is important that each student indentify what their tax situation is before using the software.  

How does GLACIER Tax Prep work? 

What is your Tax situation?

1. No U.S. Income AND no taxable scholarships in (2013) - You MUST file a form 8843.  You may find this form a the IRS website at www.irs.gov.

2.  Received a 1042S form for taxes owed on a scholarship received from WTAMU - You must file a tax return. To file a tax return please access the GLACIER Online Tax software.   You should be able to enter the site with your GLACIER ID and password. If you have forgotten your ID and password, you may request it at this site. Please be aware that you must use the same email address you used when you first created your GLACIER profile for the payroll office. If you do not instantly receive an email with your password, please contact the ISO 651-2073 or Don Adams 651-3351.

3. Income from University – To file a tax return please access the GLACIER Online Tax software.  You should be able to enter the site with your GLACIER ID and password. If you have forgotten your ID and password, you may request it at this site. Please be aware that you must use the same email address you used when you first created your GLACIER profile for the payroll office. If you do not instantly receive an email with your password, please contact the ISO 651-2073 or Don Adams at 651-3351.

4. Income only from ARAMARK – If you only worked for ARAMARK in 2013, most likely you do not have a password into the GLACIER system. Students who only worked for ARAMARK in 2013 can use Glacier Tax Prep software to do their taxes. Please request an access code from the ISO at 651-2073 to access the Glacier Tax Prep system.  You will be asked to create an ID and password to use the software.  Do Not pay the fee to get an access code at this site.  Get a free access code from ISO.

5. Income from University and ARAMARK or University and SSC – If you worked for the university and ARAMARK in 2013, you may access GLACIER Online Tax to file your tax return.  You should be able to enter the site with your GLACIER ID and password. If you have forgotten your ID and password, you may request it at this site. Please be aware that you must use the same email address you used when you first created your GLACIER profile for the payroll office. If you do not instantly receive an email with your password, please contact the ISO 651-2073 or Don Adams at 651-3351.

6. Students in Post Optional Practical Training Status – Students in OPT who worked for the university in 2013, can most likely still access GLACIER Online Tax. If you have forgotten your password, you may request it at this site. Please be aware that you must use the same email address you used when you first created your GLACIER profile for the payroll office. If you do not instantly receive an email with your password, please contact the ISO 651-2073 or Don Adams 651-3351.

7. Student in the U.S. for 5 years + – If you have been a student in the U.S. for 5 calendar years or more, you may not be able to use  GLACIER Tax Prep to prepare your tax return. GLACIER Tax Prep can only be used by students who are considered non-residents for tax purposes. Once a student has lived in the U.S. for 5 or more years, they may no longer be considered a non-resident for tax purposes. Being classified as a non-resident for tax purposes is unrelated to your visa status. Students classified as non-residents for tax purposes should complete a tax return that fits their tax needs. Please visit the IRS website at www.irs.gov for information.