The US Government has recently announced that the 2020 Federal Income Tax filing deadline has been postponed to 17 May 2021.  The Government of Ohio has announced that the 2020 State Income Tax filing deadline has been postponed to 15 July 2021.


This information is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified tax professional. The staff of Ohio Wesleyan University are prohibited from assisting with your taxes returns, answering your tax questions or reviewing tax paperwork.  

We provide all F-1 students access codes for GLACIER Tax Prep (GTP) by Arctic International. GTP is an online tax compliance system designed to allow institutions to efficiently and effectively collect information, make tax residency and income tax treaty determinations, manage paperwork, maintain data, and file reporting statements with the IRS.

GTP also provides information sessions and other resources.

Tax documents often refer to F-1 and J-1 international students and scholars as “non-residents" or "NR", and we use that term below.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do I need to file taxes?
Yes. All non-residents must file one or more tax forms every year they are present in the United States regardless of whether or not they had any income.

Which tax forms do I need to file?

All non-residents need to file form 8843, which is available through via the IRS website or paper copies can be picked up at the IOCP office in Merrick Hall.  Instructions for the 8843 can be found here.

All non-residents at the university who earned U.S. source income (either via on-campus employment in the previous calendar year (January 1 to December 31) need to file one or more of the following forms:

The 1040NR (federal) and IT 1040 (state) are for non-residents who earned income in the previous calendar year. The Internal Revenue Service provides information for non-residents . If you earned income in a different state in the previous calendar year, be certain to check the filing requirements for that state.

Even if your employer deducted taxes from your paycheck, you generally are still required to file an income tax return. You may owe additional taxes or be eligible for a refund.

When is my tax return due?

Federal tax forms and Ohio tax forms must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2021.

How do I file my taxes?

In previous years, students have found it quite helpful to use GTP to complete their federal and state returns. This web-based application allows you to enter the necessary information, print and sign completed forms, and submit them via US mail by the April 15, 2020, deadline (preaddressed and stamped envelops are available in the IOCP Office/ Merrick Hall). This software is provided to you by Ohio Wesleyan University for your convenience. You are not required to use it if you do not wish to do so. You are free to file your taxes by yourself, or hire professional for assistance.

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