Tax Information

The following information and resources are to help you complete the documents required for international employees and file your tax forms.

International Employees

The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires the UMW Payroll department to maintain information about your employment and residency status.  To accomplish this, Payroll needs copies of the following documents:

Your IRS Filing Requirements

Determining your Tax Status

Refer to our Resident Alien or Non-Resident Alien for Tax Purposes website to determine your tax status.   Resident alien or non-resident alien tax status is different from your immigration status!  Your tax status determines which forms you complete and which tax laws apply to you.  For information on tax laws regarding resident aliens and non-resident aliens, consult IRS publications 513, 515, 519, and 901.

Income from 2015

Even if you earned no income in 2015, if you were present in the U.S. you may be required to file certain forms.

  • Federal tax forms for 2015 must be filed by April 18, 2016.
  • Virginia state tax forms for 2015 must be filed by May 2, 2016.

How and What to File

Glacier Tax Prep – Online Federal Tax Preparation Software

Obtain your Access Code

Once you have determined your tax status is non-resident alien and you are ready to file your taxes, we advise you to take advantage of Glacier Tax Prep (GTP), an online federal tax preparation software that is free of charge to current UMW international students and scholars, on a first come, first-serve basis.  GTP is designed exclusively for international students and scholars who file as non-resident aliens for tax purposes. Please be aware that Glacier Tax Prep only files Federal Taxes and NOT Virginia State Taxes.