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COVID-19 related to GLACIER

GLACIER Requirements for Nonresident Employees

GLACIER is a secured web-based Nonresident Alien (NRA) tax compliance system that foreign visitors can use to provide their immigrant and tax data to UC Merced via the internet 24 hours a day. GLACIER helps determine tax residency, withholding rates and income tax treaty eligibility. GLACIER also manages NRA’s paperwork, maintains NRA’s data and prepares tax forms and required statements.

If you are a new employee to UC Merced, you will receive an email from UC Merced Tax Services after your payroll record has been established with information regarding your GLACIER requirements; instructions for creating a record and submitting required documentation. This MUST be done to ensure appropriate alignment of your tax reporting status while working in the United States.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SUBMITTING NEW OR UPDATED GLACIER DOCUMENTS TO UC MERCED TAX SERVICES DUE TO COVID-19 OPERATIONAL CHANGES

Individuals with a GLACIER record can submit their GLACIER forms and supporting documents electronically to UC Merced Tax Services. 

The UC Merced team is working remotely, therefore it is important that all GLACIER forms be submitted electronically rather than through regular mail.  

Please note that forms needing your signature will need to be printed, signed and dated, before uploading them as a PDF through the unique and safe Box link UC Merced Tax Services will provide to you. 

If updating your work authorization at this time, please contact UC Merced Payroll Services. Information updates related to work authorizations during the campus closure can be found here.

As the University faces an array of challenges related to the COVID-19 global pandemic, we want to ensure the campus community of our commitment to upholding day-to-day business operations. We will continue to refine processes and communicate regularly as more details become available.