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GLACIER Tax Software

GLACIER Tax Software

Log On To GLACIER Tax Prep (GLACIER) International Tax Preparation Software for Nonresident Aliens

GLACIER Tax Prep is now available through your Teachers College MyTC portal!  GLACIER is designed for non-resident alien students and scholars (who have been in the U.S. for less than 5 years) and who have tax filing obligations.  If you are a TC international student with a valid TC UNI/ID, you may log on to GLACIER to prepare your U.S. tax return for the Internal Revenue Service.  GLACIER will ask you a series of questions and then will generate the appropriate U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax forms in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format.  You will then be able to print out the forms, sign them, and mail them to the appropriate IRS tax center.  Furthermore, after you have completed your federal tax return, if you have state tax filing obligations, GLACIER Tax Prep does not complete state tax forms; please review the tax information on the websites of the states in which you lived and/or worked during 2013 for more information.  You need to file a New York State tax return only if you earned income or salary exceeding $7,500 (for singles) or $7,500 (for married individuals) and/or you are requesting a refund of any withheld New York taxes.

--You should not use GLACIER if you have been in the U.S. for more than 5 years, because you will most likely be a resident for tax purposes.  The IRS also lists free on-line tax preparation services for U.S. citizens and resident at http://www.irs.gov/efile/article/0,,id=118986,00.html.  Popular commercial tax preparation services include TurboTax (http://www.turbotax.com) and H&R Block (http://www.hrblock.com).

Cost for using GLACIER: Free for federal IRS tax forms, including IRS Form 8843

To log on: Log in to GLACIER Tax Prep for 2013 via the MyTC Portal

If you prefer not to use GLACIER, you may download updated Adobe Acrobat PDF versions of tax return from the appropriate tax web sites.  Please keep in mind that due to legal restrictions, the OIS is unable to assist you in completing your individual tax return.
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