Student and Employee Annual Taxes

Annual Tax Forms and Information

All nonresident aliens must complete a U.S. tax return and Form 8843 each year, even if they do not have any income or if all of their income is tax exempt under a tax treaty.

Nonresidents must complete their annual federal tax return by April 15 for the previous tax year if they have wages reported on a W-2. If a nonresident only has a 1042-S, and not a W-2, such as someone who has only received scholarship/fellowship payments or if all of their income is exempt under a tax treaty, they have until June 15 to file their tax return.

GLACIER TAX PREP

GLACIER TAX PREP is a web-based tax return preparation system designed exclusively for international students, scholars, and their dependents.  It is offered at no charge to NU's international population. This online tax assistance will helps nonresidents in preparing U.S. Federal Income Tax forms (both 1040NR and 1040NR-EZ), as well as Form 8843.

Access Information

GLACIER TAX PREP is accessed via the Tax Information and Resource Page on the International Office website

Required Documentation

Required documents and information you need BEFORE logging in to GLACIER:

  • Passport
  • Immigration Docs (I-20 or DS-2019)
  • SSN or ITIN (if you have been assigned one)
  • Address Information (US and Foreign)
  • U.S. Entry and Exit Dates - current and past
  • Academic Institution Information
  • Forms W-2, 1042-S, and/or 1099
  • A copy of your previous federal tax return if you filed one last year

If you are encountering difficulty accessing GLACIER, please email Nick Seamons (n-seamons@northwestern.edu) with specifics regarding the issue you are encountering. Please allow 48 hours for a response.  If you need an access code you can contact Nick or the Payroll Office payroll@northwestern.edu

The International Office provides many resources to international students and helps with visa issues.

Social Security Numbers (SSN) and Individual Tax Identification Numbers (ITIN)