Using Our Services

Who is eligible for our services?

The International Tax Assistance Program (TAP) serves international students, researchers, scholars, faculty, and staff, among others. The international division serves only those individuals who have earned less than $60,000 in 2017.

The primary service provided by the program is the preparation of federal and state income tax returns for the current tax year. The program also offers help in related income tax matters. Services are provided year-round, but are offered primarily between the middle of February and the middle of April.

Any international student or scholar who was a member of the university community for at least one semester, but has departed, is also eligible for tax assistance services. We offer these services primarily by email. (See link for Email Tax Preparation Services.)

Our ordinary tax preparation season has concluded.

Tax return preparation and other services from now until 2019 will be by appointment ONLY, Monday through Thursday, in L057 Mendoza College of Business (in the basement, near the central elevators). Please email us at to schedule an appointment.

If you DID earn U.S. income (e.g., compensation for work, student stipend, internship wages, etc.), please review our "What If I DO Have US Income?" page.

If you DID NOT earn U.S. income during 2017, please visit our "What if I Do NOT Have US income?" page.

Prior to an appointment, please:

  1. Complete an Intake Form.
  2. Be sure you have your income documents, especially your 1042-S if you think you are supposed to have one. Please see: What if I DO Have US income?.
  3. Be sure you can dedicate a full hour and a half to your visit.