Nonresident Aliens

Federal Tax Software

GLACIER Tax Prep (GTP) is an online federal income tax filing program designed exclusively for international students, scholars, teachers, researchers, trainees and their dependents who are nonresident aliens for tax purposes in the United States to prepare their U.S. federal income tax return Form 1040NR. UMass is offering access to GTP to eligible international students and scholars. Review the GLACIER Tax Prep (GTP) page for further information. You may also purchase GTP yourself:

Nonresident Aliens should NOT use software designed for U.S citizens and Resident Aliens (e.g. TurboTax). If you incorrectly filed a Form 1040 to the IRS by using software like TurboTax, your tax form will not be correct and you will have to submit an amended tax return to the IRS. 

State Tax Software

GLACIER Tax Prep (GTP) can be used to prepare your federal tax return ONLY (no state returns). When finished with the federal tax return in GTP, if you are required to file a state tax return, you will have the opportunity to click on a link to continue on to Sprintax for assistance in preparing the state tax return. Sprintax will charge you a small fee. You may also access Sprintax page at

Resident Aliens

Resident Aliens may use the Free File Software Lookup Tool listed on the IRS website to find out which software you can use for free. 

(Login Required) General instructions for resident aliens who are claiming treaty benefits on Form 1040.