Tax Assistance Program

Income Tax Return Preparation Services for Tax Year 2016

Notre Dame/Saint Mary’s College Tax Assistance Program (TAP) offers free tax return preparation services to international visitors. All international visitors in F-1 or J-1 status MUST file a tax return, even if they earned no income during 2016.

Tax services to international clients are by appointment only. Due to the variety of tax situations, all clients are required to complete our Intake Form and schedule an appointment through Google Calendar, both of which may be viewed on our website: Appointments may be scheduled after February 1. Please follow all instructions carefully.

Appointments will be offered from February 20, 2017, through April 13, 2017. Appointments will not be available on Fridays, weekends or during Interterm (March 6-10) or Spring Break (March 13-17).

You must complete and fill out the TAP Intake Form, available on our website. You must also bring several documents with you to your appointment. These are listed on our website. Please see this link: If you have any questions, please email

We strongly encourage all international visitors to use the TAP’s services. We also caution everyone against either using electronic tax preparation software, such as Turbotax, or using commercial tax preparation services. Most software and most commercial services are not familiar with tax provisions applying to international visitors, and severe financial and immigration issues may result from using them.

If you have any questions, please email , or call us at 574.631.6142 or 574.631.1197. For more information about the TAP, visit

We look forward to helping you prepare your 2016 income tax returns!


Joe Zavisca

International Program Manager

Tax Assistance Program