What is GLACIER?

GLACIER is a web-based, nonresident alien tax compliance system produced by Arctic International LLC.

Who should use GLACIER?

Foreign nationals (except for lawful permanent residents) who receive income from the University of Arizona are generally required to use GLACIER.

Foreign Nationals
(except for permanent residents)
Income TypePayment methodContact
UA employees (including student employees)Salaries/WagesPayrollFSO - Payroll
(520) 621-9097
payroll [at] fso [dot] arizona [dot] edu
UA students - scholarship recipientsNon-service Scholarship/FellowshipStudent AccountInternational Student Services (ISS)
(520) 621-4627
intl-taxinfo [at] email [dot] arizona [dot] edu
FSO - Tax Compliance
(520) 621-1957
taxservices [at] fso [dot] arizona [dot] edu
Other visitors (e.g. speakers, consultants, post doc fellows, performers, non-UA students, etc.)Speaker fee, honorarium,
performance fee, royalty, prize, award, etc.
Disbursement VoucherFSO - Accounts Payable
(520) 621-9097
accts_pay [at] fso [dot] arizona [dot] edu

What can GLACIER do?

A foreign national can complete a personal record in GLACIER online. GLACIER collects data from the foreign visitor such as current immigration status, country of citizenship and residence, relationship with the University, income received from the University, and the history of presence in the US (immigration status and length of stay of each visit). Based on the information provided by the foreign national, GLACIER can:

  • Determine the tax residency for the foreign national
  • Determine the appropriate tax treatment on the foreign national’s income received from the University, including eligibility of tax treaty benefits
  • Pre-fill applicable tax forms (W-8BEN, Form 8233 etc) for the foreign national
  • Prepare a tax summary report for the foreign national
  • Notify the foreign national by email to update the information

How to use GLACIER?

After a GLACIER contact initiates a GLACIER record with the foreign national's name and email address, GLACIER will send an email from support [at] online-tax [dot] net to the foreign national with login information. The foreign national can then complete their record in GLACIER, print the resulting forms and reports, complete any additional required fields including signature, and submit all documentation according to the instructions provided by GLACIER.