Tax Return Guidance for Nonresidents

Federal Tax Information

Nonresidents who are required to file a tax return should file the following Income Tax Returns:

Michigan Tech has software available to assist Nonresidents with their federal income tax returns. Log in to GLACIER software with your ISO user name and password.

  • No e-filing of your tax return is permitted; you must print and mail the return.

Other Information

  • Forms 1040NR and 1040NR-EZ are due by April 15.
  • Form 8843 needs to be filed by the due date of Forms 1040NR or 1040NR-EZ—April 15.
  • If filing both a 1040 and an 8843, attach the 8843 to the 1040.
  • Attach federal copies of Form W-2 and 1042-S to tax return.
  • It is advisable to make a photocopy of tax returns before mailing.
  • Married students may not file a joint return. Each individual needs to file separately.
  • Nonresidents are not allowed Child/Dependent Care or Earned Income Credits.
  • Most students are eligible to file Form 1040-NR-EZ.
    • If you are from India, Canada, Mexico, or South Korea, you may need to fill out Form 1040NR if dependent exemptions are allowed.

Michigan Tax Information

  • There are no specific forms for nonresident individuals.
  • The State of Michigan also honors tax treaties.
  • Attach Schedule W-Withholding Tax Schedule instead of the state copy of your W-2.
  • Attach Form 1042-S to your return, if applicable.
  • The deadline to file is April 15.
  • GLACIER software does not prepare state returns.
  • Michigan Department of Treasury