To assist international students and scholars with tax concerns, Berkeley International Office is sponsoring free access to GLACIER Tax Prep (GTP), an online federal income tax filing program designed exclusively for international students, scholars, teachers, researchers, trainees and their dependents who are nonresident aliens for tax purposes in the U.S. for the 2017 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 2017
  • UCB F-1 students on Optional Practical Training in 2017
  • UCB J-1 students on Academic Training in 2017
  • Current J-1 Visiting Scholars affiliated with UCB in 2017
  • Former J-1 Visiting Scholars affiliated with UCB in 2017
  • 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 2017.

  • Students or scholars who received a 1042-S from UC Berkeley:  
    Follow the instructions in the email sent from
  • Students or scholars who are eligible to use GTP (see "Eligibility" above) but who did not receive a 1042-S from UC Berkeley OR who are no longer in the U.S.: Request an access code here. If you do not receive an email with your access code within 3 business days, please check your spam folder. If it is not there, email

  • 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

Webinar:  GLACIER Tax Prep Demo and Tips for Tax Year 2017

Get a first-hand look at the GLACIER Tax Prep (GTP) tax preparation software that will help you find the answers to your nonresident tax questions and complete the appropriate federal tax forms. Collect your passport, I-20/DS-2019, paper I-94 or passport admission stamp, W-2 and/or 1042-S and/or 1099 forms and join BIO for a demonstration on how to maximize your use of GTP.

2018 Live Webinars:

  • Feb. 16 (Friday), 2pm – 3pm
  • Mar. 15 (Thursday), 2pm – 3pm
  • Apr. 4 (Wednesday), 3pm – 4pm  Register Here

Recorded demo: See video below

GLACIER Tax Prep Demo