Introducing the Tax Guidance for Nonresident Aliens Website

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The Tax Guidance for Nonresident Aliens website is a resource for foreign nationals—including students, scholars, employees, and suppliers—receiving payments from MIT. The website includes information to assist in fulfilling U.S. and state tax compliance obligations.

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The site content is cross-referenced by “audience” so that students, scholars, employees, and suppliers can find the information that is relevant to their situation. Site content includes general tax information, definitions, forms, links to resources, FAQs and a staff directory with links to the offices at MIT who partnered with VPF to produce the site—the MIT International Students Office, International Scholars Office, the Office of Graduate Education, and Student Financial Services.
“Payments to nonresident aliens in the form of compensation, fellowship or scholarship stipends, or payments for goods and services all have tax implications which can depend on the type of payment and the status of the recipient,” says Rebecca Menin, VPF tax manager and project lead for the site. “We want to make it easy for international members of the MIT community to find relevant resources and know they have access to the most up-to-date information and forms. By working closely with our campus partners, we addressed a wide range of tax topics that affect our international community and tried to demystify some of the complexities of our tax law.”

To pass along news of the site's launch to members of your DLC, print this flyer, available on the VPF website.
The content on the Nonresident Alien tax website is provided for informational purposes and should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a professional accounting, tax, or legal advisor. MIT cannot provide individual tax advice.
If you have questions on your status, please contact the relevant MIT office for more information. If you have questions, comments or suggestion on the content of the site, please reach out to Rebecca Menin at 617-324-0038.