PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE DOCUMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO LOG INTO GLACIER TAX PREP
The GLACIER TAX PREP program is designed for use ONLY by individuals who are non-residents for federal tax purposes. Do not confuse the immigration designations of "nonimmigrant" and "immigrant" with the tax designations of "nonresident" and "resident." In many cases, they are not the same. All F-1s and J-1s hold nonimmigrant status, yet many are residents for federal tax purposes!
The Center has purchased a license for a limited number of access allotments to GLACIER TAX PREP. Anyone who logs into GLACIER TAX PREP with a Rutgers Net ID and sets up an account will use up one of these allotments. We therefore ask that you determine your federal tax status and that you do NOT log in and set up a GLACIER TAX PREP account if you determine that you are a resident for federal tax purposes.
DETERMINING YOUR FEDERAL TAX FILING STATUS (RESIDENT OR NON-RESIDENT)
Step 1 - go to: http://globalservices.rutgers.edu/content/Government_Regulations/Non_immigration_Regulations/Income_Taxes.html (If this link doesn't work for you, you can access this page by going to our Center's website at http://globalservices.rutgers.edu and then to "Government Regulations/Non-immigration Regulations/Income Taxes.")
Step 2 - scroll down to the section titled "Determining Your Federal Tax Status" and read very carefully.
Step 3 - If you determine that you are a
RESIDENT for federal tax purposes..............
please do NOT access GLACIER TAX PREP! You may wish to purchase a software program such as "TurboTax" to file your resident tax forms, or you may find one of the free programs listed on the IRS website at www.irs.gov.
NON-RESIDENT for federal tax purposes.......
please follow the instructions below to access GLACIER TAX PREP
BEFORE ACCESSING THE GLACIER TAX PREP PROGRAM, PLEASE NOTE:(1) You will need the following documents and information available to you when using GLACIER TAX PREP:
- Visa/Immigration status information;
- Form I-20 (if F-1) OR Form DS-2019 (if J-1);
- SSN or ITIN (if you have been assigned one);
- Current U.S. and foreign addresses;
- U.S. entry and exit dates for current and past visits;
- Name/address/phone of graduate program director (for grad students) OR academic dean (for undergrads)
- Forms W-2, 1042-S* and/or 1099 (if you received any)
- Scholarship/fellowship grant offer letter (if any); and
- A copy of your last year's federal income tax return (Form 1040NR or 1040NR-EZ), if you filed one last year.
(2) Logging into GLACIER TAX PREP:
If you have never used GLACIER TAX PREP in the past, the first time you log into GLACIER TAX PREP you will be asked to create a User Account selecting a password and a personal UserID. Be sure to remember this ID and password, as you will need them to access GLACIER TAX PREP if you need to login again to complete, amend or print your tax form.
If you have used GLACIER TAX PREP at Rutgers in a previous tax year, you may use the same login and password as in the past. If you forget your previous GLACIER TAX PREP login, you can type in your email address and request GLACIER TAX PREP to send you the previous login information. The advantage to doing this is that some of the basic non-changing information (name, address, etc.) from your last use of GLACIER TAX PREP will be pre-populated in the current year's login. While you will be able to edit any of the pre-populated information, it will save you some data entry time overall to use your previous login.
(3) During your use of GLACIER TAX PREP, you will have the option to (i) save your information so that you may complete, modify or reprint your return at a later time, or (ii) delete your information. Please do not choose to delete your information unless you know for certain that you will not need to login to GLACIER TAX PREP again this year.
(4) The IRS does not permit nonresident tax returns to be filed electronically. Therefore, when you have completed your tax return in GLACIER TAX PREP, you must print it out and mail it to the IRS according to instructions that the GLACIER TAX PREP program will provide.
(5) Staff of the Center for Global Services are neither certified nor qualified to provide individual tax advice. If you are unable to determine your own tax status or if you have other questions related to your personal taxes, you will need to find answers on the IRS website or seek the advice of a qualified tax professional. If you have any questions while in the GLACIER TAX PREP program itself, contact the GLACIER TAX PREP help support directly. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
|HOW TO ACCESS THE GLACIER TAX PREP PROGRAM|
|1. Go to:
[NOTE: some internet browsers may require users to specify
that the certificate for the program comes from a trusted source.]
|3. Confirm by checking
the box that you have read this document and that you are a non-resident for federal tax purposes
|2. Enter your Rutgers Net ID and password||4. Click the "Login" icon|
*VERY IMPORTANT NOTE FOR STUDENTS IN EITHER OF THE FOLLOWING SITUATIONS:
--You have a FELLOWSHIP FROM RUTGERS or
--You filed a TAX TREATY CLAIM form with Rutgers' Payroll Office
IF EITHER OR BOTH OF THE ABOVE APPLY TO YOU, YOU MUST WAIT TO RECEIVE YOUR FORM "1042S" FROM PAYROLL BEFORE YOU CAN COMPLETE YOUR TAX RETURN. The payroll office legally has until March to send out 1042S forms, but Rutgers' Payroll Office usually sends them out in mid-to-late February.