Tax Office

In recent weeks the Internal Revenue Service has issued several warning in regards to scams targeting college students. Please use care in responding to emails and telephone messages. The IRS will generally communicate with you through the Postal Service and a business letter.

For questions please email:

Middleburytaxoffice@middlebury.edu

 

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If you are seeking information on your W-2, please contact Payroll. If you are seeking information on a Form 1099, please contact Accounts Payable.

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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. (The software is not yet available for the tax year 2015).

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

Please do not disregard emails from the middleburytaxoffice@middlebury.edu. 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 middleburytaxoffice@middlebury.edu  To see somebody at the Tax Office you need to make an appointment via email or telephone at 802-443-5633. The office is in Marble Works and not on campus.


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.