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**All international students who were present in the U.S. in 2016 are required to file taxes. This includes students who did not earn U.S. income and scholarships.**

*F-1 students should not use software such as TurboTax, H&R Block, etc. These are for residents. If you use these to file your taxes, you will be filing incorrectly and could be subject to penalties from the IRS as well as jeopardize your legal status*

Taxes are due April 18th, 2017.

Tax Sessions

Students can save a spot for tax sessions by signing up here. If you do not sign up, you can still attend a session on a walk-in basis depending on how many seats are available.

Sessions and tax software are provided FREE for students.

For students with U.S.-based income or scholarships, the tax session will probably take about 2 hours. Please plan accordingly.

Wednesday, February 22nd

  • 4:00pm (only students with U.S.-based income or scholarships)- LSci 175
    • 50 seats available
    • students must bring their passport, tax documents (W-2, 1042-S, etc.), and a copy of last year's State Tax Return.

Saturday, February 25th - 2 sessions

  • 9:30am (only students with NO U.S.-based income or scholarships)- LSBE 118
    • Unlimited seating
    • students must bring their passport, a list of total number of days they were present in the U.S. for each year in 2014, 2015, 2016
  • 10:00am (only student with U.S.-based income or scholarships)- LSBE 118
    • 50 seats available
    • students must bring their passport, tax documents (W-2, 1042-S, etc.), and a copy of last year's State Tax Return.

Wednesday, March 22nd - 2 sessions

  • 3:30pm (only students with NO U.S.- based income or scholarships)- LSci 175
    • Unlimited seating
    • students must bring their passport, a list of total number of days they were present in the U.S. for each year in 2014, 2015, 2016.
  • 4:00pm (only student with U.S.-based income or scholarships)- LSci 175
    • 50 seats available
    • students must bring their passport, tax documents (W-2, 1042-S, etc), and a copy of last year's State Tax Return.

Saturday, March 25th - 2 sessions

  • 9:30am (only students with NO U.S.- based income or scholarships)- LSBE 118
    • Unlimited seating
    • students must bring their passport, a list of total number of days they were present in the U.S. for each year in 2014, 2015, 2016.
  • 10:00am (only student with U.S.-based income or scholarships)- LSBE 118
    • 50 seats available
    • students must bring their passport, tax documents (W-2, 1042-S, etc.), and a copy of last year's State Tax Return.

MN Property Tax Refund Returns

You are not required to submit a property tax refund return. However, you may be eligible for a refund (you never owe money for this type of return).

MN Property Tax Return Session

Date and Time to Be Announced

Eligibility for Property Tax Refund

  • You must have been in Minnesota for 183 days or more in 2016 (approximately 6 months)
  • You must NOT receive 50% or more of your financial support from your family
  • Your gross income must be more than $3,900
  • Must have lived off-campus in an apartment or house with cooking and bathing facilities. You must have a Certificate of Rent Paid (CRP) from your landlord.

Missing your W-2 or 1042-S?

If you have U.S.-based income or scholarships, you should have received a W-2 and/or a 1042-S (fellowship earnings or regular wages covered under a tax treaty). You cannot complete your taxes without these documents if you have U.S.-based income or scholarships.

If you are employed by UMD:

  • Check to make sure that your "home/permanent address" is listed as your Duluth address. If not, please update your address.

  • W-2 Replacement: Click here for instructions on getting your W-2.

  • 1042-S Replacement: You must complete the Request for Duplicate 1042-S form and email it to Payroll Services (payroll@umn.edu) in Minneapolis.

If you are employed outside of UMD and have not received these documents yet, you should tell your employer and ask them to help you get a replacement.