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Information on Federal Tax Filing and UMD resources

Information on Federal Tax Filing and UMD resources

The 2019 Tax filing season is here, and the deadline for filing 2019 Federal Tax Returns is Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Make sure you take some time to review the ISSS TAX FAQ on our website which will answer some of your questions.  Some of you may have received your W-2s over the weekend and may be interested in starting the filing process as soon as possible. ISSS will be providing access to GLACIER Tax Prep, which can be used to file your U.S. Federal income tax return. We will be sending the license access information in February, stay tuned. In the meantime, please remember that nonresident alien may not use third party  filing software (i.e. Turbo Tax, TaxSlayer, etc.). You are not allowed to file your return electronically.


  • TerpTax, housed in the Robert H. Smith School of Business, is a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) chapter, a program created by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide FREE tax return preparation to low-to-mid-income individuals and families, the elderly, students, and persons with disabilities.  Students will be able to set up appointments, check this site for more information . This service is anticipated to start in early February.
  • Upcoming Workshops
    • Tax Information Workshop for International Students  offered by The Graduate School - The session is available in person and online via Webex.  We will also be recording the session and will upload the recordings about 5 business days after the sessions. The in-person locations for these sessions are still to be determined, but they will take place on campus. The Graduate School will email everyone who registered and update the website to announce the location and to provide the Webex information.  Register here  for March 5 at 7pm in person and online session for international graduate students.
      •  March 5th -- 7:00pm
  • Glacier Clinic – Tax Preparation Workshop (focused on how to use the Glacier software to prepare your return)
    • April 2, 2020 -- 3:15pm - 4:30pm in ESJ 1202
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Taxes

ISSS will send more information on workshops and access to the Glacier Preparation Software as they become available.


International Student & Scholar Services provides this tax resource information to UM students and scholars for informational and educational purposes and not as a substitute for advice obtained from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or a qualified tax professional. Students and scholars who have questions about their income tax situation should consult a qualified tax professional. Each person is responsible for the accuracy of his/her income tax returns and any resulting penalties or interest.