Departments that host foreign visitors will generally be aware far in advance that the visitor is scheduled. Thus the hosting department or faculty member bears primary responsibility for ensuring that the visitor acquires the correct visa (or has the correct visa) so that payments made to them or on their behalf are in compliance with all tax and immigration laws. Please notify the Tax Office and ISSS in advance of their arrival. If a visitor does not provide visa information, it will be assumed that they traveled on a visa wavier and the highest tax rate will be applied to any payment.


The FNIS and Tax Navigator software have been updated. A new feature allows users to reset their own passwords. Many students have used this option already. Thank you. If you note any problems with the new version of the software, please contact the Tax Office by email.

Emails from the Middlebury Tax Office are important and are not a scam. Please reply timely to any email from as failure to do so may delay payments, reimbursements and other needed forms and information.

For questions please email:



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. No treaty benefits can be applied without a Social Security Number (U.S.). 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 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 available for the tax year 2016).

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

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. 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.