Non-Resident Tax Information
- Welcome to Glacier Tax Prep [PDF]
- Welcome to Glacier Tax Prep (via GLACIER) [PDF]
- Tax Workshop Schedule (State Tax) [PDF]
***Students have until April 15th, 2015 to complete their 2014 taxes***
It’s time to file your taxes in the U.S.! Please follow the instructions below for information on how to file your federal and state tax forms for 2014.
Students who did not work in 2014:
If you are a F-1 or J-1 student and did NOT work in 2014, you still must file a tax report. Students who did not work in 2014 only need to file an 8843 tax report form. This form can be obtained by visiting http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8843.pdf.
If you did NOT work, but did receive scholarship income instead (as shown on a Form 1042S), you WILL need to file both federal and state tax forms. See the information below.
Students who worked in 2014:
All international students who worked in the US during 2014 must file taxes! The great news is that you do NOT need to purchase software such as TurboTax, or pay an outside service to complete your taxes. GSU offers FREE software, Glacier Tax Prep, to help you complete your federal non-resident tax forms. You should seek outside assistance only if you are a resident for tax purposes (more than 5 years inside the US) or have an extremely complicated case.
To access Glacier Tax Prep (GTP), you can access it in two ways:
- If you were either employed at GSU in 2014 or received a GSU scholarship, you will access GTP via your GLACIER account. Look for an email from Ivan Ivanov with all the details.
- If you were employed somewhere other than GSU in 2014, please access GTP directly by following the instructions listed on the PDF handout above. You will need an access code from GSU which was provided to all F/J visa students by email. This access code should NOT be shared with any other person! All F and J visa students were given a code, and can contact ISSS if they have questions about how to access GTP.
Prior to completing your federal forms via GTP from either method above, you will need to gather the following documents and information:
2) I-20 or DS-2019 form
3) Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)
4) U.S. entry and exit dates for current and past visits to the U.S.
5) Forms W-2, 1042-S and/or 1099 (if you received any)
Students who were employed in 2014 should have already received their W-2 form. If not, you can contact the Human Resources department of the company you worked for to receive a copy of your W-2 form. Students with tax treaties and scholarships will receive their 1042-S forms via email from Georgia States’ tax compliance officer by mid to late February.
Upon completion, print out your federal forms (either 1040NR or 1040NR-EZ) and bring them (in addition to your W-2, 1042S, and 1099 Forms) with you to one of the ISSS state tax workshops. Tax workshops to complete your state tax returns will begin in early March. A full schedule is available above. Students must complete their federal tax return prior to attending the workshop! Glacier Tax Prep only completes the federal forms, so you will need to attend a workshop to fill out the state form appropriately. Each workshop should last approximately 40-60 minutes, and you must go online in advance to print out the state form! The state is no longer providing printed copies of the forms, so you will have to print and bring your own since we will have none available at the workshop. If attending a tax session, you MUST arrive on time! Late attendees will NOT be allowed to enter a session.
Also, please note that tax advice and assistance from ISSS is limited to the support provided through the GTP software and state tax workshops. Unfortunately, advice cannot be provided for complicated cases or outside the times of the state tax workshops due to liability concerns.
Don’t forget the deadline to file taxes is April 15th!
Good luck with your taxes, and we’ll see you at the state tax workshops in March and April!