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Glacier Tax Prep Information

Attention International Students and Employees

WVU Tax Services and International Students and Scholars Services is pleased to announce that the tax preparation software Glacier Tax Prep  will be available again this year for our international students and employees to aid in the filing of your federal tax return for the 2016 tax season.  WVU provides this service free to our international students and employees. 

New for the 2016 tax season – If the Glacier Tax Prep software detects that you are also required to file a state tax return you will have the opportunity to prepare this return by clicking on the link provided in the Glacier Tax Prep software to Sprintax.  Please note that although Sprintax is being provided through Glacier Tax Prep to assist in the preparation of your state tax return that it is a separate tax preparation software that will require you to create a separate registration.  Additionally, although Glacier Tax Prep is provided for free to WVU international students and employees for use in completing your federal tax return; individuals will be responsible for any cost or fees associated with their state tax return and the Sprintax program.

To access the tax preparation software, please visit  To obtain the common access code, please e-mail Tax Services at  Please be aware that under the WVU license agreement, the Glacier Tax Prep software is available only for WVU international students and/or employees.  The common access code will only be provided via e-mail to valid WVU mix or WVU mail e-mail addresses.  Please do not provide the common access code to non-WVU individuals in any manner.

Tax Services will be conducting three presentations on how to use the Glacier Tax Prep software.  Please join us for a free demonstration on how to use the software!

Session #1:

When:          Thursday, February 23, 2017

Where:         Room 7608 - 7th floor Health Sciences South

Time:            9:00 am to 10:00 am

Session #2:

When:          Monday, February 27, 2017

Where:         CPASS, room G06

Time:            9:00 am to 10:00 am

Session #3:

When:          Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Where:         Mountainlair, Greenbrier Room

Time:            1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Please note the demonstrations will provide you with information on how to access and use the Glacier Tax Prep software only.  WVU Tax Services cannot provide you with personal, individual tax filing advice nor assist you in preparing your individual return.

As a reminder, Glacier Tax Prep is only for individuals that are considered a Nonresident Alien (NRA) for income tax purposes.  If you are a Resident Alien for income tax purposes or married to a US citizen, you should not use Glacier Tax Prep.  If you are unsure of your status for 2016, please contact Tax Services at (304) 293-3379 extension 3 or e-mail at and we will assist you.

Forms 1042-S issued to Foreign Nationals who have either received a tax treaty benefit or were subject to Alien tax (ATAX) will be issued by Tax Services on or before February 24, 2017.  Forms W-2 were mailed on January 27, 2017.  If you are a Non-Resident Alien (NRA) for income tax purposes a Form 1098-T will not be issued as per IRS guidelines.