Glacier is an online nonresident tax compliance system that allows UCI to properly determine the appropriate withholding on income paid to non-residents and comply with tax laws.
It is NOT an income tax filing software.
What is a withholding?
A withholding is an amount deducted from your paycheck. It may relate to federal and state income taxes, retirement contributions, union dues, employee insurance premiums, etc.
Why do I need to complete a Glacier record?
To comply with US tax law, UC policy requires all non-residents receiving income from UCI to complete a Glacier record in order to determine their tax residency status.
How does completing a Glacier record benefit me?
Glacier can assist you in determining if you are eligible to claim an income tax treaty exemption on the income that you are receiving. Furthermore, it ensures that the appropriate amount of withholdings are deducted each time you are paid, eliminating having to pay back amounts that have been overpaid.
How do I obtain a Glacier record?
Your sponsoring UCI department completes a Glacier record request form and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once an account has been created, you will receive an email from email@example.com allowing you to access your Glacier record.
How do I submit my Glacier documents?
Your Glacier documents can be submitted electronically, by mail or in person at the address below.
120 Theory, Suite 200, Room 227
Irvine, CA 92617
Zot Code: 1050
If you decide to submit your documents electronically, please ensure that it is properly encrypted due to the sensitive nature of the documents.