To assist international students and scholars with tax concerns, Berkeley International Office is sponsoring free access to GLACIER Tax Prep (GTP), a tax software designed exclusively for international students, scholars, teachers, researchers, trainees and their dependents who are non-resident aliens for tax purposes in the U.S. for the 2016 calendar year.


The following individuals are eligible to use the GLACIER Tax Prep program sponsored by Berkeley International Office:

  • F-1 and J-1 students enrolled at UCB in 2016
  • UCB F-1 students on Optional Practical Training in 2016
  • UCB J-1 students on Academic Training in 2016
  • Current J-1 Visiting Scholars affiliated with UCB in 2016
  • Former J-1 Visiting Scholars affiliated with UCB in 2016
  • F-2 and J-2 dependents of the above mentioned

Access Instructions

Caution: Before accessing GLACIER Tax Prep, make sure you have all W-2 or 1042-S forms from the institutions where you worked or were awarded honorarium, stipends, or fellowships in 2016.

  • Students or scholars who received a 1042-S from UC Berkeley:  
    Follow the instructions in the email sent from
  • Students or scholars who never received funding from UC Berkeley, received a 1042-S but are no longer in the U.S. or received a W-2: Request an access code with our Google Form.

  • Students or scholars who never received any income from a U.S. source:  Follow the online presentation.

GLACIER Tax Prep Features:

  • Form 8843 Filing
  • Form 1040NR & 1040NR-EZ Filing
  • Tax treaty analysis
  • Year round access to the software
  • Access to previous tax returns
  • Your basic information saved for annual use