International Tax Assistance Program
The International Tax Assistance Program offers free tax preparation and filing advice for international students on non-resident tax issues.
International Student Life (ISL) at the University of Georgia (UGA) has provided tax assistance since 2000. We are the only program on campus that is VITA trained by the IRS specifically for non-resident tax issues.
Who Qualifies for ISL’s Tax Assistance?
Before Getting Started:
1. All international students MUST file tax paperwork. It is required by U.S. federal law. You must file even if you did not work in 2012.
2. Do NOT copy your friend’s tax paperwork even if your friend is from the same country, since every person’s situation is different.
3. Non-resident dependents living with you in the U.S. must also file tax paperwork.
4. ONLY use GLACIER Tax Prep software, or seek assistance from people certified to work with non-resident taxes.
Documents needed by everyone:
If you have worked or received income in the U.S., you may receive some or all of the following documents from your employer. Check with your employer if you are unsure of what documents you have been issued.
You must use all of these documents if you receive them from your employer:
GLACIER Tax Prep Software is a web-based tax return preparation system designed for international students and scholars. All international students need to enter their information into GLACIER Tax Prep, even if you haven’t worked.
GLACIER Tax Prep Software Directions
If you did not work or receive income in 2012, and the only form you have from GLACIER Tax Prep is the 8843, you do not need to attend a workshop or walk-in hours. Make a copy of the 8843 for your records and mail the original to the IRS by April 15, 2013.
Choors one of the following options - the same assistance is offered at both types of sessions. These sessions are open to UGA international students only.
You must have completed your Federal forms via GLACIER Tax Prep prior to attending a Coffee Hour walk-in session or a tax workshop. Please bring copies of your GLACIER Tax Prep forms with you, and bring all of the documents listed in step one (passport, W-2's, etc.)!
All sessions are first-come, first-served.
A. Coffee Hour Walk-Ins
Coffee Hour Walk-ins will occur every Friday beginning February 15 through April 5 (excluding March 15) between 11:30 AM and 1:15 PM in the Memorial Hall Ballroom Balcony.
B. Additional Tax Workshops
International Student Life | The University of Georgia | 210 Memorial Hall | Athens, Georgia 30602-3108 USA
Phone: +USA 706-542-5867 | Fax: +USA 706-583-0006