FREE Federal Tax Preparation Software

International students in F or J status for 5 years or less (since 2012 or later) and their dependents file tax forms as non-residents. Research scholars or faculty in J-1 status for 2 years or less (since 2015 or later) also file as non-residents.

The Office of International Student and Scholar Services is pleased to announce the availability of Glacier Tax Prep. This software is free of charge to BU international students, alumni, scholars and faculty. Glacier Tax Prep is a web-based federal income tax preparation system designed exclusively for international students and scholars who file Form 1040NR or Form 1040NR-EZ and Form 8843 as Non-Residents for tax purposes.

Glacier Tax Prep computes the required federal income tax forms, for you to then print, photocopy and mail to the US Department of the Treasury.

Glacier Tax prep cannot be used to file New State Tax forms. For more information on New York State Taxes please visit our New York State Tax Forms web page.

In order to use Glacier Tax Prep, you must first be assigned a valid Glacier Tax Prep access code. A new access code is needed each year.


Last Updated: 2/13/17