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Graduate school tax preparation program to be held at McKeldin

Graduate School Tax Preparation Services for Graduate Students

 

Dates:            March 19, 20, 21, 24, 26, 27, 29, and 30, and April 7 and 11, 2013

Location: 5101F McKeldin

The Graduate School is pleased to announce that they will once again be providing income tax preparation services for Graduate Students.  The services will be available during the following hours:

March 19, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

March 20, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

March 21, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

March 24, 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.

March 26, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

March 27, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

March 29, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

March 30, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

April 7, 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.

April 11, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

We are extremely grateful to our volunteers, David North and Fred Stollnitz, who will be managing the Graduate School Tax Assistance Program for the eleventh year.  David, Fred and their assistants will act as a resource for graduate students completing their tax returns, but will not offer individual tax advice.  Students are responsible for obtaining their own professional tax advice, if necessary.

All graduate students should bring:

  • Tax forms filed for 2011
  • Financial information for 2012, such as the last pay stub for the last pay period of 2012, and all W-2 or 1099 forms received
  • Records of any education-related expenses (sometimes helpful)
  • Records of charitable donations (if any)

International graduate students must ALSO provide:

  • Form 1042-S, which will be sent through U.S. mail to international students by March 15, 2013
  • Form 8843, which is available at www.irs.gov/form8843

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Last year many international graduate students incorrectly filed Form 1040 (often on the Internet), prior to meeting with representatives from the Graduate School Tax Assistance Program, and therefore had to file an additional, amended Form 1040X, as most international students are required to complete Form 1040NR (or 1040NR-EZ) but NOT Form 1040, 1040-A or 1040-EZ
  • Please bring a hand calculator; also a laptop, if it contains tax information.
  • All graduate students should note that David North, Fred Stollnitz, and their assistants are NOT a resource regarding the acquisition of education-based assistance programs, such as fellowships and grants, only on the taxation thereof.

GLACIER TAX PREP (FORMERLY CINTAX) SERVICE FOR INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE ASSISTANTS AND FELLOWS:

The Graduate School has partnered with the Office of International Services to make Glacier Tax Prep (formerly Cintax), a tax software program made available free-of-service for all qualifying non-resident aliens (for tax purposes) who have earned income from UMD for the 2012 calendar year.

To access Glacier Tax Prep:

  1. Visit www.gradschool.umd.edu
  2. Click on Glacier Tax Prep located under Quick Links on The Graduate School homepage
  3. When prompted, enter your Directory ID and password
  4. Follow instructions on Glacier Tax Prep website