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 2021 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 2020
  • UCB F-1 students on Optional Practical Training in 2020
  • UCB J-1 students on Academic Training in 2020
  • Current J-1 Visiting Scholars affiliated with UCB in 2020
  • Former J-1 Visiting Scholars affiliated with UCB in 2020
  • 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 2020.

  • Students or scholars who received a 1042-S from UC Berkeley:  
    Access GTP through your Glacier record. You can follow the instructions in the email sent from in February 2021.
  • 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. 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, please 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

Video: GLACIER Tax Prep Demo and Tips

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 view the video below on how to maximize your use of GTP.

GLACIER Tax Prep Demo and Tips

GLACIER Tax Prep Demo and Tips - Tax Year 2020