Feb 4, 2022

Tax season information for international students and scholars

All international students, scholars and employees present in the United States during 2021 who earned income or received fellowships must file a tax return. If you were not present in the United States during 2021, you do not need to file a tax return.

In the next few months, the Office of Human Resources and the Payroll Office at Ohio State will send the required tax forms needed to calculate tax obligations for 2021.

Ohio State also provides GLACIER, a program that helps international students and scholars file taxes. Learn more about GLACIER and paying taxes as an international student and scholar.

2022 Tax and GLACIER Information Sessions

To help make filing taxes easier and answer common questions, the Office of Human Resources will hold Q&A sessions throughout the semester until taxes are due on April 18.

Live General Nonresident Alien Tax Session with a Tax Professional: Wednesday, February 3, 2:05-3 p.m.

Live GLACIER Q&A sessions with a Tax Professional

  • Wednesday, February 9, 5:05-6 p.m.
  • Friday, February 18, 12:05-1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 23, 4:05-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 3, 1:05-2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 8, 8:05-9 p.m.
  • Friday, March 18, 10:05-11 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 24, 2:05-3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 29, 8:05-9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 6, 4:05-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 12, 12:05-1 p.m.

To join a session:

  1. Log in to GLACIER
  2. From the menu, select "LIVE General Nonresident Alien Tax Information and GTP Q&A Sessions"
  3. Click on the link and enter the passcode

Session information

  • Space is limited. Participants may join or exit the session at any time; if the session is full, they may wait in the "waiting room" until space opens.
  • The General Nonresident Alien Tax Session will be a presentation with a Q&A at the end.
  • The GTP Q&A sessions allow participants to ask a tax professional questions. It is not necessary to stay the entire hour, but participants may stay the entire time and hear others' questions.
  • Chat will be used to ask questions; the presenter will read questions aloud and provide answers.
  • For questions that are very specific to the individual's federal tax situation, the person should log into their GTP account, select "Help" and send the question to GTP Help so that specific information about the record can be obtained.