Important note: The University of Wisconsin and its employees cannot provide personal tax or personal tax return preparation advice for legal reasons. Questions regarding personal tax and personal tax preparation should be directed to 1) your tax preparers, 2) the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), 3) state department of revenue. The information contained in this web site is not a substitute for advice obtained from the IRS or a qualified tax professional.
Personal tax preparation assistance
- Tax Filing Resources
- Free Tax Assistance Programs for Qualifying Taxpayers
The IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals. The majority of TCE sites are operated by the AARP Foundation’s Tax Aide program.
- IRS – Free File for Taxpayers
- The Richard Dilley Tax Center
- Income Tax Prep Assistance – Goodwill
- Resources for Nonresident Aliens Filing U.S. Federal and/or State Income Tax Returns (PDF)
The University of Wisconsin System has purchased Glacier Tax Prep (GTP) tax preparation software and is providing free access to UW employees and students who were nonresident aliens during the filing calendar year. GTP will prepare Nonresident Alien U.S. federal income tax return Form 1040NR. GTP also prepares Form 8843. Use of GTP is free of charge but is limited to people with University of Wisconsin with a Glacier Account. GTP is different from your Glacier account for payroll. Glacier forms generate the State Tax form.