Tax Office

 PLEASE NOTE: Forms 1098T will no longer be issued to nonresident aliens or others for whom an exemption exists. For U.S. citizens and Resident Aliens: Failure to provide a SSN or TIN for the Form 1098T will result in no form being issued. The college is required by law to include the number with any form filed. This information must be filed on a timely basis. The forms are produced in January of each year.


The Tax Office provides guidance to the College community on tax questions. However, the primary purpose of the office is to serve as withholding agent and compliance officer for the college itself. The office has developed resources to help College departments as well as College students, faculty, staff, visitors, and vendors to be in compliance with U.S. and international tax laws and regulations.

Here you will find general information about tax reporting, exemptions, and educational tax credits. Your residency status, as well as your visa, determine how you are taxed. U.S. Citizens, resident aliens, and nonresident aliens are taxed differently. Each person is evaluated as the individual they are, taking into consideration their home tax nation, status as a visitor, visa and other factors.

Middlebury uses the Foreign National Information System or FNIS, a nonresident alien tax compliance software, to help determine your tax status while you are present in the U.S. 

The office also maintains a tax preparation software to comply with foreign national taxation and provide internationals with tools to file their federal and state income tax returns. However, we cannot and will not prepare your tax returns.

Please consult the sidebar to learn more about specific tax topics.

Please do not disregard emails from the Many of these emails require a prompt response and your failure to respond can affect the tax treatment on payments made to you by the College. The email address was recently updated to offer ease of identification for those receiving emails.

Office Hours: The best way to reach the office is via email at  To see somebody at the Tax Office you need to make an appointment via email or telephone at 802-443-5633. 

NOTE: Any information included in this web site is not intended or written to be used, and it cannot be used by the taxpayer, for the purpose of avoiding any penalties that may be imposed on the taxpayer by any governmental taxing authority or agency. For tax advice, contact the IRS or a professional tax preparer.