ISSS:

  • Due to the large number of requests for the free access codes to the Glacier Tax Preparation (GTP) website, our office will dedicate time twice each week to focus solely on fulfilling these requests. However, we will continue to process these requests throughout the week as we receive them.

IRS: Tax return

  • Tax return form 1040NR-EZ has been discontinued.
  • The IRS changed the tax filing deadline to May 17, 2021.

Federal tax returns

If you received any type of income from your scholarship, fellowship, assistantship, on-campus employment, and off-campus employment in the 2020 tax year, you must file a federal tax return. Some of you will also need to file a state tax return.

ISSS provides free access codes to the Glacier Tax Preparation (GTP) website to help you prepare your federal tax return. This web-based program provides step-by-step instructions and assistance with the preparation of the appropriate tax forms.

Note:

  • GTP users MUST print, sign and mail their tax form 1040NR, 8843, schedule A, schedule OI and the W-2 and/or 1042-S or 1099 to the IRS. Mailing addresses will be provided at the end of the GTP session.
  • Please email ISSS at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a GTP access code.

Who qualifies to use Glacier Tax Preparation (GTP) Software?

  • F-1 and J-1 Students who have been in the USA for five (5) calendar years or less (arrived in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, or 2020).
  • J-1 Research Scholars who have been in the USA for two (2) calendar years or less (arrived during 2019 or 2020).

State tax return

Alabama Department of Revenue provides a free electronic state tax preparation option to all taxpayers filing an Alabama Individual Income-tax return with no income limitations. Look for tax form 40NR with calculations - 2020.

Note:

  • State tax return MUST be printed, signed and mailed with tax form 40NR, W-2 and/or 1042-S or 1099 and a copy of tax return form 1040NR, 8843, schedule A, schedule OI to AL Department of Revenue.

State tax return mailing address

FormMaking a PaymentReceiving a RefundNot Receiving a Refund or Making a Payment
Current Form 40NR - Individual Income Tax Return (Nonresidents) Alabama Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 2401
Montgomery, AL 36140-0001
Alabama Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 154
Montgomery, AL 36135-0001
Alabama Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 327469
Montgomery, AL 36132-7469
Tax returns submission deadline: April 15, 2021   
Tax returns extension deadline: October 15, 2021   

Individuals who have received NO income

All non-residents present in the U.S. under F-1, F-2, J-1, or J-2 nonimmigrant status MUST file tax Form 8843: Statement for Exempt Individuals and Individuals With a Medical Condition — even if they received NO income during 2020 tax year. Form 8843 must be filed if an individual is:

  • present in the U.S. during 2020
  • a non-resident for tax purposes
  • present in the U.S. under F-1, F-2, J-1, or J-2 status

Tax Form 8843 - Student (PDF) Tax Form 8843 - Scholar (PDF) Tax Form 8843 - Dependent (PDF)

Mailing address for filing tax Form 8843Tax Form 8843 submission deadline

You must print, sign, and mail it to:


Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service Center
Austin, TX 73301-0215
USA
June 15, 2021

Tax Form W-2

Employers use Form W-2 to report an employee’s annual wages and the amount of federal, state, and other taxes withheld.

This form can be downloaded by going to the UAB Administrative Systems website and clicking on “Oracle HR & Finance”. Log in using your BlazerID and password, and look for the link for “UAB Self-Service Applications” on the left side of the page.

Tax Form 1042-S

UAB uses Form 1042-S to reflect payments for fellowship/scholarship/traineeship, and independent contractor services (such as a one-time award) to anyone with a federal tax treaty benefit.

If you did not receive Form 1042-S in your mailbox, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and they will send you a pdf via BOX.com. Remember! You will only get a Form 1042-S if you had earnings covered by a tax treaty during 2020.

Tax workshops

ISSS provides several tax workshops throughout the year to help the international community have a better understanding of non-resident taxation and non-resident tax return compliance.

Available tax workshops:

No tax workshops available at this moment.