Tax Return Guidance for Nonresidents

Federal Tax Information

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

GLACIER Tax Prep (GTP) software is available here for active Michigan Tech students, faculty, and staff.  ISO login will be required.

Other Information

  • Form 1040NR is due by April 15.
  • Form 8843 needs to be filed by the due date of Form 1040NR—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.

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