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Please contact the Office of International Education and inform us of which tax workshop you are interested in attending.  You ask that you reserve your slot ahead of time.  You may e-mail us at iss@ipfw.edu or call us at 260 481 6034.  Please bring your passport (with I-94 card inside) and I-20 with you to the tax workshop, as well as W-2’s or any other tax documentation you may have received.


Taxes DUE: ALL STUDENTS must file taxes if they were in the U.S. in 2013, whether or not they worked.

Taxes must be postmarked by April 15th. If you bring your completed tax forms to WU 145 by April 14th, we will mail them for you. If you have not completed your Federal taxes yet, go to myIPFW to the Student Life Tax, and Glacier Tax Prep will be on the right side. Click on the title to complete the forms. If you have been in the U.S. over 5 years, you are not eligible to use this software. If you have W-2s, attach these to forms.

If you have worked in 2013 and your income was greater than $1000, you need to file the Indiana Tax Return as well.

Please check your MyIPFW email account for a message with more information.


  • International students are required by law to file taxes. Non-resident students who are temporarily present in the US under an F-1 or J-1 visa, must file a return if they have income that is subject to withholding, even if no tax is withheld.  However, a form 8843 must be filed regardless if income was earned or not.
  • In some cases an individual will receive a refund and in some cases an individual will have to pay more taxes to the U.S. government.
  • Be sure to review the Frequently Asked Questions page before filing your tax forms.
  • GLACIER is a tax software program that is free for IPFW international students.It will help you to determine if you are a resident or non-resident.Based on your answers to questions in GLACIER, the program will fill out the federal tax forms for you.
  • You can then print them out, sign and follow the instructions given. Unfortunately, GLACIER cannot assist in your state tax forms.
  • For Indiana state tax, Nonresident students and dependents present in the United States on an F, J, Q, or M visa must file Form IT-40 PNR if they had any type of Indiana source income in 2013. 
  • You need to finish your Federal Tax Returns before starting to file State Tax Returns.
  • If you have no Indiana source income over the past year or you only had interest from a US bank account, a US savings and loan account or a US credit union account in the past year, you will not need to file any Indiana state tax forms.
  • To file an electronic return go to Indiana’s free electronic filing system http://ifile.in.gov and follow the instructions as prompted. To file a paper form, go to http://www.in.gov/dor/4878.htm
  • Instructions and required forms can be found in the second table.