Taxes

Frequently Asked Questions about Taxes

Additional Tax Information 
  • What is the deadline to file my taxes?
  • Most people must submit their tax returns by mid-April.  Please visit the IRS When to File webpage for more information on tax filing deadlines.
  • Where can I find my W-2 form?
  • UC Davis employees can obtain copies of current and past W2’s by logging into At Your Service Online.

Banking and Tax Resources

Overview 

Financial resources provide general information about banking (how to set-up a bank account, how to transfer money from your home country to the U.S. and how to use ATMs) and taxes in the U.S. (who has to file taxes, how to file taxes, and who you can ask for assistance).

Banking 

After arriving in Davis, you may want to open a local account with a bank or credit union.  A local account will give you access to Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) on campus and around Davis and prevent you from having to carry large amounts of cash.

Tax Filing Resources

Overview

The tax system in the US is very complex and, in the case of California, involves filing both a Federal Tax Return and a California State Tax return each year by April 15th.  Many Americans find the system difficult to navigate so they decide to hire a tax accountant to assist in filing an accurate and complete tax return.

General Tax Information

How SISS Can Help

SISS staff are not allowed to advise on tax matters because it is against the law to give tax advice unless a person has received the proper training. Taxes can be confusing, even for those who have lived in the U.S. for a long time.  SISS provides access to tax software and trained tax professionals through GLACIER Tax Prep which we hope will be helpful to you as you complete your IRS tax reporting requirement.