Terp Tax

Beginning in 2019, The Graduate School partners with TerpTax and the Robert H. Smith School of Business to provide a free, comprehensive tax preparation service for UMD graduate students. TerpTax, which is housed in the Robert H. Smith School of Business, is a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) chapter, which is a program created by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide FREE tax return preparation to low-to-mid-income individuals and families, the elderly, students, and persons with disabilities. TerpTax has been providing services on campus since 2015. This partnership between TerpTax and the Graduate School allows TerpTax to provide comprehensive tax preparation services to our campus and community, especially graduate students. International graduate students are also welcome to use Glacier Tax Prep to assist with preparing tax returns.   

Important Information about TerpTax

The goals of TerpTax are to help clients maintain compliance with the tax law, maximize their tax savings, and to educate the public about taxes. This is a free program for low-to-middle income individuals, families, students and persons with disabilities.

Registration for TerpTax is not required, but recommended. Please go to terptax.org and at the top of the page, you will see a square that says “register now”. Click on that and you will be taken to a page where you pick a 30 minute time slot to get assistance with your taxes. Please be sure to enter your email address correctly so they can contact you.

For hours, or if you have additional questions about Terp Tax, please visit their website. If you have questions for the Graduate School, please email gradschool@umd.edu or call 301-405-3644.