Important Tax Information Necessary Only for Anyone Filing a U.S. Income Tax Return
The Tax Relief Act of 1997 states that if you are filing a United States Income Tax Return you may be eligible for an educational income tax credit. The necessary forms to include with your tax return are available upon request from the Bursar’s Office located in 101 Archbold. We suggest you first visit this website http://comptroller.syr.edu/html/SU1098T.htm for further details regarding eligibility. If you have additional questions you may call the Bursar’s Office at 315 443 2444.
To request access to Foreign National Information System (FNIS) on questionnaire, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details-
We will gather the necessary information to determine resident status and create proper tax forms.
Be sure to ask for a new tax forms for each calendar year
Taxes must be mailed by April 15!
The Slutzker Center specializes in immigration matters, not taxes. If you require additional information or have specific questions, please direct your inquires to an international tax professional or call the IRS International Customer Service at (267) 941-1000.
Tax Forms Provided by SU for Filing Tax Returns:
Be Aware of Refund E-mail Scams! The IRS does not send unsolicited emails to taxpayers and does not request such detailed personal and financial information.
If you receive such email, you should not open it as it likely contains some sort of virus or malware. International Student and Scholars should NEVER provide their SSN/ITIN to anyone via an email. The GLACIER Tax Prep Support Center will NEVER ask anyone to send them his or her SSN/ITIN via email – and you should NEVER include it when sending in a support email.
International students should not use Turbo Tax, 1040.com or other similar tax preparation software that you see advertised on the web to file your taxes; they are intended for U.S. citizens only and do not utilize the correct tax forms for non-residents. The Slutzker Center provides free access to GLACIER Tax Prep: Complete International Tax Preparation Software for our international students and scholars. See additional information below.
Announcement! New York State Department of Taxation and Finance will not be mailing the 1099-G's which reports the amount of overpayment of income taxes, the New York State refund that the students/scholars may have received in 2010. The information may be obtained by calling the 1099-G hotline at 518- 485-0799 or toll free 866-698-2946 and speak with a department representative.
Important Tax Information For Those Filing a U.S. Income Tax Return
The Tax Relief Act of 1997 states that if you are filing a United States Income Tax Return for 2011 you may be eligible for an educational income tax credit. The necessary forms to include with your tax return are available upon request from the Bursar’s Office located in 101 Archbold. We suggest you first visit this website http://comptroller.syr.edu/html/SU1098T.htm for further details regarding eligibility. If you have additional questions you may call the Bursar’s Office at 315-443-2444. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Your tax returns must be POSTMARKED by that date--they do not have to be received by the tax office by that date.
* You must complete the U.S. Federal Tax forms BEFORE you can comeplete the New York State forms.
PLEASE NOTE: Access codes for GLACIER Tax Prep are NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. The Slutzker Center will begin issuing access codes in mid-February 2014.
The Slutzker Center for International Services is happy to inform you that you can now request an access code via GLACIER TAX PREP, the web-based income tax preparation software for filing your federal tax forms. The only way to request a GLACIER Tax Prep access code is from our website at http://international.syr.edu/current-students/taxes/glacier.html. It is important that you complete all fields on the form to receive an access code. There is a maximum of 3 – 5 business days turnaround time for the access code. If you don’t receive a response within this time period, please contact us immediately. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE WEEK TAXES ARE DUE!!!
The Slutzker Center for International Services provides free access to GLACIER Tax Prep software for the preparation of U.S. federal income tax returns for international students and scholars who are:
GLACIER Tax Prep is an online system; it does not file the tax return electronically. You must Print, Sign, and mail the tax forms generated by the software to the appropriate tax filing office.
Obtaining a GLACIER Tax Prep Access Code:
Please fill up the form on the following link to get the access codes.
Federal Tax Forms
If filing 1040NR, 1040NR-EZ, or 8843:
Internal Revenue Service Center
If filing other federal tax forms: consult
form instructions, a tax professional, or access:http://www.irs.gov/
State Tax Forms
- If enclosing a payment (check or money order), mail your return to:
State Processing Center
PO Box 15555
Albany, NY 12212-5555
- If not enclosing a payment, mail your return to:
State Processing Center
PO Box 61000
Albany, NY 12261-0001
NOTE: If you are considered a resident for NYS income tax purposes, you must include your total earnings, as reported on your federal income tax return, regardless of where you earned the income. However, for those who have worked in other states and must pay taxes to the other state, NYS offers a resident tax credit for taxes paid to other states. In order to calculate the resident tax credit you must first complete the taxes for the other state and then complete NYS form IT-112R resident tax credit http://www.tax.ny.gov
Once you completed the resident tax credit enter the amount on line 41 of the IT-201. Attached the IT-112R, to IT-2 and IT-201.
You cannot use the resident short form, IT-150.
Did you receive more paperwork (such as the 1042-S form) after you have completed and submitted your original tax forms? If you have, you would file form 1040X to change anything that you did on the original return.
NY State Taxes - 1-(800)-225-5829
The Sluzker Center will hold a tax seminar for international students and scholars who are considered
non-residents for tax filing purposes.
Seminar: We will host a tax seminar on Friday, March 1, 2013 starting promptly at 1:00pm until 4:00pm, in Gifford Auditorium. There will be a representative from both the Federal and State giving the seminar and they will address any questions you may have after the presentation.
Documents to bring with you to the seminar:
Federal (IRS) Income Tax Workshop Powerpoint (for F-1 and J-1 students who had been in U.S. for 5 years or less in 2012, and J-1 scholars who had been in U.S. for 2 years or less in 2012), click here (2 MB)
New York State Income Tax Workshop Powerpoint (for F-1 and J-1 students who have been in U.S. for 5 years or less iin 2012, and J-1 scholars who have been in U.S. for 2 years or less in 2012), click here
Federal (IRS) Income Tax Workshop Powerpoint (for F-1 and J-1 students who had been in U.S. for 5+ years in 2012, J-1 scholars who had been in U.S. for 2+ years in 2012 and H-1B employees), click here (1.4 MB)Webcasts Information: Residency Status: Resident Alien vs. Nonresident Alien
All non-resident aliens must file the following Form 8843 if they are
Nonresident students who have received income and also those who have not received any income are both required to file this form.
Item 9: When asked to provide the Name, Address, and Telephone number of the academic institution that you attended during the 2012 academic year, please enter:
For SU Students:
Syracuse, NY 13244
Item 10: When asked to provide the Name, Address, and Telephone number of the Director of your academic program, you should list the dean of the school/college in which you are currently studying. Please refer to the list below:
For SU Students (Director of Academic Program):
School of Architecture
School of Information Studies
The College of Arts and Sciences
College of Law
School of Education
The School of Management
L.C. Smith College of Engineering & Computer Science
Maxwell School of Citizenship
David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
College of Visual and Performing Arts
Nonresident aliens who have earned or received income in the U.S. (e.g., payment for employment, scholarships, stipends) may be required to file additional income tax forms. Download the necessary forms from below.
Federal Tax Forms:
Filing Extension Forms:
Tax Payer Identification Number:
In general nonresident individuals may apply for either a Social Security Number (SSN) or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) for use on income tax related documents (not IRS Form 8843).
Income Tax Resources:
Income Tax Publications: