GLACIER Tax Prep (GTP)
GLACIER Tax Prep (GTP) is web-based tax preparation software designed to help Nonresident Aliens prepare a 2013 U.S. Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return (Form 1040NR or 1040NR-EZ) and Form 8843.
Individuals who had a Glacier account provided by the University of Wisconsin during 2013/14 will need to access GTP directly through their existing Glacier account if they wish to obtain free access to the GTP software.
Free access to GTP will not be made available to individuals affiliated with the University of Wisconsin until late February 2014. That is also when the University expects to release the 1042-S forms to individuals who received a scholarship/fellowship stipend, tax treaty benefit, or other payments under income codes 12, 15, 16, 18, 19 or 50.
Nonresident Aliens with Glacier accounts will receive email notification when the GTP software is made available in late February 2014. After that, individuals will need to log into GTP through their regular Glacier account* (Login at: https://www.online-tax.net/) and select the GTP module from the Glacier menu screen. Individuals will also be able to print Form 1042-S through Glacier if they received income code 12, 15, 16, 18, 19 or 50 income during 2013 and they indicated in Glacier that they wish to receive their 1042-S electronically.
Anyone else being issued Form 1042-S will receive it via U.S. mail.*
Individuals who do not remember the login or password for their regular Glacier account should select LOGIN, then FORGOT LOGIN. Once they enter the email address associated with their Glacier account and submit their request, they will receive an email containing Glacier access information. Individuals who did not have a Glacier account through the University of Wisconsin during 2013/14 may request access to GTP to prepare a federal tax return. For further details on the request please contact the Office of Human Resources and Diversity at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Returns prepared through GTP are not electronically submitted to the IRS. Each individual must print, sign and mail their federal tax return to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by the April 15, 2014 tax filing deadline.
Federal tax returns (Forms 1040NR or 1040NR-EZ), Form 8843, and state tax returns should not be submitted to the University of Wisconsin.
Individuals with questions while preparing their tax return through GTP should contact the GTP support team. Help links are available on all pages within the GTP website. Individuals who do not wish to use GTP to prepare their federal income tax return may obtain tax forms and more information directly from the Internal Revenue Service website.