Dear UGA International Students and Scholars:
Welcome to Tax Season 2012! We are excited to assist you in filing your 2011 tax paperwork.
All international students should be receiving a brochure in mid-February with detailed information on
the tax filing process. A copy of this brochure is also available for download on our website,
http://isl.uga.edu. Please note that all international students must file tax paperwork, even those that have
If you have read our brochure and have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to receive the password to the online tax software program, GLACIER
Tax Prep, please email email@example.com from your UGA email account.
Please remember that our GLACIER Tax Prep software is the only software that you should be using to
complete your tax paperwork. Every tax issue is unique, so do not copy your friend's paperwork, even if
they are from the same country as you. This software is available to UGA students (and their dependents,
if applicable) and scholars on an F-1 or J-1 visa only. GLACIER Tax Prep software is provided by
International Student Life with additional support from the Office of International Education.
International students who worked or received income in 2011 must ALSO file a Georgia state tax form,
in addition to the federal form(s) that GLACIER Tax Prep provides for you. If your GLACIER Tax Prep
federal tax form says "1040NR-EZ" on the top left corner, ISL can assist you at our workshops or walk-in
hours. If your GLACIER Tax Prep federal tax form says "1040NR" on the top left corner, please contact
the International Student Life office at firstname.lastname@example.org. In-person tax assistance for Georgia state taxes is
available to F-1 or J-1 students only (and their dependents, if applicable).
Coffee Hour Walk-In Tax Assistance for UGA international students will occur every Friday beginning
February 17 through April 6 (excluding March 16) between 11:30 AM and 1:15 PM in the Memorial Hall
We will also host four additional tax assistance workshops for UGA international students:
- Monday, March 5: 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in MLC 214
- Thursday, March 22: 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Memorial Hall Ballroom
- Sunday, April 1: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in MLC 214
- Wednesday, April 11: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in MLC 348
If you did not work or receive income in 2011, 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.
We look forward to assisting you this tax season!