The University of Iowa

TaxSlayer is the new tax software for the 2020 tax season and replaces the previous Windstar software which was discontinued by the provider. Taxslayer is a web-based tax return preparation program designed to assist international students and scholars in preparing  correctly such U.S. federal income tax forms as the 8843 and 1040NR.

Special access for U of Iowa students to TaxSlayer will become available at the non-resident workshops (which have been delayed until further notice--please see the workshop calendar page for updates). In future years the software will be available around mid-February to all currently enrolled international students (F-1, J-1) and active scholars (J-1) who possess a valid Hawk ID. Currently enrolled students whose Hawk ID password  has expired should contact ITS Hawk ID Support

If you were present at the University of Iowa during 2019 and ended your academic program during that time, then your HawkID has been discontinued and the Windstar link above may not grant you access. However, you are still eligible for access to the free software even if you have graduated or left the US. This applies most commonly to F-1 students on OPT or J1 scholars who were present in the US during any part of 2019.