GLACIER Tax Prep (GTP)

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.

Eligibility 

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 glacieradmin@berkeley.edu.
  • 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