The Slutzker Center specializes in immigration matters, not taxes. If you require additional information or have specific questions, please direct your inquiries to an international tax professional or call the IRS International Customer Service at (267) 941-1000.

Determine whether you are a resident or non-resident for tax purposes

I am a non-resident for tax purposes

I earned income in 2014

I did NOT earn income in 2014

I am a resident for tax purposes

File your taxes by the deadline - April 15, 2015

Federal Tax Forms

New York State Tax Forms

Income Tax Resources

Income Tax Publications

Tax Helplines

Tax Seminar:

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  in Maxwell Auditorium at 5:00 PM on Thursday, March 5 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. 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 (you should request a Glacier Tax Prep access code at least one day prior to the seminar).

*NOTE:  You must arrive on time, as the Federal Tax information will be presented first, followed by the New York State tax information. Although pertinent questions will be answered, information will NOT be provided on an individual basis after the presentations.

Documents to bring with you to the seminar:

  1. W-2 form from your MySlice.
  2. W-2 form received from any other employer if you worked elsewhere in 2013 (i.e. curricular practical training?)
  3. Form 1040NR-EZ
  4. Form IT-203 and IT-203B
  5. 1042-S mailed to the current address listed in your MySlice (this form is for students with scholarships and fellowships and may be issued as late as mid-March)
  6. Or bring your laptop with electronic versions of the above forms

View Seminar Presentation Slides:

Federal Taxes

NY State Taxes (2015 not available)

Complete International Tax Preparation Software

International students considered non-residents for tax purposes should not use Turbo Tax, or other similar tax preparation software programs 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 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:

  • Holding either an F-1 or J-1 visa
  • Scholars on a J-1 visa who were employed in 2014

Request a GLACIER Tax Prep access code (please allow 3-5 business days for processing)

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.

Form 8843

ALL non-resident aliens must file Form 8843, even if you did NOT earn any income, if they were:

  • in the US during 2014
  • in F, M, J, or Q status (including dependent -2 statuses)

IRS Form 8843

  • Item 9: When asked to provide the Name, Address, and Telephone number of the academic institution that you attended during the 2014 academic year, please enter:

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY 13244

(315) 443-1870

  • 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:

School of Architecture
Dr. Michael A. Speaks, Dean
The Warehouse, Fayette Street
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-0790

School of Information Studies
Dr. Jeff Stanton, Interim Dean
343K Hinds Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-2736

The College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Karin Ruhlandt, Dean
300 Hall of Languages
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-3940

College of Law
Dr. Hannah R. Arterian, Dean
440 College of Law
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-9580

School of Education
Dr. Joanna O Masingila, Interim Dean
230 Huntington Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-4751

The School of Management
Dr. Kenneth Kavajecz, Dean
Whitman SOM, Suite 415
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-3751

L.C. Smith College of Engineering & Computer Science
Dr. Chilukuri K. Mohan, Interim Dean
227 Link Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-4341

Maxwell School of Citizenship
and Public Affairs
Dr. James B. Steinberg, Dean
200 Eggers Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-2252

David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
Dr. Diane Lyden Murphy, Dean
119 Euclid Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-5582

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Dr. Lorraine Branham, Dean
400 Newhouse 1
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-2302

College of Visual and Performing Arts
Dr. Ann Clarke, Dean
200 Crouse College
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-5889

Tax Preparation Resources

Free File provided by IRS

Third-party software

Professional Tax Preparer

Federal Tax Forms:

New York State Tax Forms:

Income Tax Resources:

Income Tax Publications:

Tax Helplines

Federal Taxes  - 1-(800)-829-1040

NY State Taxes - 1-(800)-225-5829