Tax Return Information—Nonresident Aliens

The University of Minnesota doesn't provide tax advice, but International Student and Scholar Services provides tax information and software on their site to help sort through tax rules and forms affecting nonresident foreign national employees.

If you received wages or a nonqualified scholarship or fellowship from the University of Minnesota, after year's end you will receive a Form W-2, Form 1042-S, or both from Payroll Services. You will need these forms when filing your annual tax return.

If you need a copy of your form, please email or call the Office of Human Resources Contact Center at, 612-624-8647, or 800-756-2363.

Changes to OHR Contact Center and Donhowe In-Person Services

Until further notice, we have made these changes to OHR's in-person services in the Donhowe Building:

  • Employees are no longer able to pick up checks, W-2 reprints, and 1042-S reprints in person. These are being automatically mailed.
  • Benefits consultations are now handled by phone or virtual meeting. Email or call to make an appointment.
  • For an I-9 appointment, all new foreign national employees should email
  • For other questions or information, as always you can email or call the Contact Center at, 612-624-8647, or 800-756-2363.