University of Iowa

Windstar FNTR (Foreign National Tax Resource) Tax Software 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, the 1040NR, and the 1040NR-EZ.

Access to WINDSTAR becomes available each year 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 2018 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 2018. Students or Scholars in this situation should contact (include your  ID number) to request a separate individual access code to re-activate (or activate, if it is the first time) the software through this separate Windstar site