Information below is for tax year 2015. Income tax returns need to be filed by April 15, 2016.
A tax packet will be available on March 3, 2016, in the Office of International Education, or by e-mailing email@example.com.
Workshops will be held at the IUP Writing Center, 218 Eicher Hall, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on these days:
Please bring all tax documents, plus passport number and all dates you entered/exited the U.S.
If you did earn any U.S. income (received a paycheck, including teaching assistants, graduate assistants, on-campus work, or authorized off-campus work) during the 2015 calendar year, there are three types of income tax returns international students must file: federal, state, and local taxes. F-1 students who have been present in the U.S. for five years or more need to file taxes as a resident for tax purposes. Residents for tax purposes need to file IRS 1040, PA-40, and local taxes. Free online filing is available at the sites listed below. Do not use GLACIER—this is only for all F and J students and scholars who are non-residents for tax purposes.
The Office of International Education will not be able to answer specific tax questions other than to review basic filing instructions. Please read the following information carefully and contact the numbers provided. Students can also contact an accountant or tax agency, like H&R Block, to complete tax forms.
Our workshops give an overview of how to file all three types of taxes and resources available for international students. GLACIER is an online program to assist international students with filing their federal income tax returns. A password is available in the Office of International Education or at each workshop. Please attend workshops if at all possible. If not, please refer to the phone numbers and websites given.
If you did not earn U.S. income during the 2015 calendar year:
If you did earn U.S. income during the 2015 calendar year (see forms and instructions below):
The Office of International Education recommends all students use GLACIER, a software program that assists F-1 and J-1 students with filing their tax returns. International Education has purchased access for 199 students. Password information is available at the office. Individuals can purchase access for $39.99 at Arctic International.
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