Tax Software

Federal Tax Software

Non-Residents for Tax Purposes

GLACIER Tax Prep

GLACIER Tax Prep is a tax return preparation software program designed primarily for nonresident alien students, scholars, trainees, researchers, and other educational immigration statuses to prepare their U.S. federal income tax return Form 1040NR or 1040NR-EZ. GLACIER Tax Prep also prepares Form 8843. Use is free of charge, but is limited to people with University of Michigan uniqnames.

Nonresidents should not use software (one example is TurboTax but there are many others) designed for resident tax forms.  Your form will not be correct and you will then have to submit an amended tax return to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Review the GLACIER Tax Prep FAQs for further information.

GLACIER Tax Prep software (UMICH uniqname and password required)

3-part video tutorial Guide to Federal Income Tax for F & J Visa Holders

Residents for Tax Purposes

Residents for tax purposes may be able use free tax preparation software listed on the the U.S. Department of Treasury Internal Revenue Service web site. Other options include purchasing commercial tax software or paying to use commercial tax preparation web sites. Two examples of the many such products available are Turbotax or H&R Block At Home™.

State Tax Software

Nonresidents for Tax Purposes

Sprintax

The online tax preparation software tool SPRINTAX can guide you through the non-resident state tax filing process. Use GLACIER Tax Prep to prepare your federal income tax form.  Logon to SPRINTAX using the link below.  Upload your form to SPRINTAX.  SPRITAX will then prepare your State of Michigan Tax form.  Your cost will be $22.95 (this represents a $3 discount from the regular fee.)  If you also need to file tax forms for other states, SPRINTAX can prepare them too for an additional charge. 

SPRINTAX (uniqname and password required)

If you prefer not to use SPRINTAX, The State of Michigan Department of Treasury offers links to software companies offering tax preparation and e-filing services. Look for “state only” offers and make sure that the non-resident form (Michigan Schedule NR) is available. 

Residents for Tax Purposes

The tax software you used to prepare your federal (national) tax return form can probably also prepare your state income tax form. If not, the State of Michigan Department of Treasury offers links to software companies offering tax preparation and e-filing services.

The information contained in this web site is not a substitute for advice obtained from the Internal Revenue Service or a qualified tax professional.