Middlebury

Tax Office

Tax Preparation Workshops Scheduled

Workshops have been scheduled to assist you in preparing your individual income tax returns. NO TAX ADVICE WILL BE PROVIDED. The first workshops will be for U.S. citizens and Resident Aliens. Workshops are scheduled for Wednesdays (Feb. 25, March 4 and March 11) in SDL 122. Space is limited and you must pre-register with the Middlebury Tax Office to reserve a spot. You must arrive for the beginning of the workshop - 3 p.m.

Please bring a copy of last year's federal and state tax returns, if you filed returns. Also bring any Forms W-2, 1099, 1098-T, your Social Security card and other information forms you may have received for interest, refunds, or gambling winnings. If you plan to seek direct deposit for your refund you must bring a check on your account or the direct deposit routing for your bank.

The Tax Office will walk you through using freefile options offered through the IRS.gov website.

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Tax season has begun in the U.S. In preparation for the season, many of you will receive emails from the Tax Office. Please be sure to open and read all such emails. Before the end of January, two very important emails will be sent. These emails provide students, and their parents, with the Form 1098-T which is used to claim tax credits on U.S. citizen tax returns.

The first email will come from the Tax Office and will include the following message:

 

Middlebury College provides easy access to Form 1098-T

Form 1098-T is an important part of the tax filing season for many students and their families. Middlebury College provides on-line access to ease the worry of lost or delayed forms. Please follow the simple instructions below to register for the on-line service and to access your form. You may access the system using your Banner ID or your Social Security number. If you need assistance please contact the Middlebury Tax Office at middleburytaxoffice@middlebury.edu.

You also will receive emails from the service provider, ACS. The notice is sent from tcrs@xerox.com. This email address is noted in the consent procedures for students to allow or unblock.

 

The email sender is reflected on the email as Xerox TCRS (Tax Credit Reporting Service).

Please so not ignore any emails from the Middlebury Tax Office or the service provider.

 Remember to keep a copy of the form with your tax records for 2014.


Visit www.1098-t.com to find out how you can receive your 2014 1098-T form online.

This is a quick reminder that you can sign up now to receive your 2014 1098-T form online. Through the use of our service provider, you can consent to receive an e-mail notification when the 2014 1098-T form is available.

Select the option to "Access My Record." You will be prompted through a series of steps validating personal information. 

Once securely logged into your personal account, a link will be offered which provides the ability to receive forms online. Please read the information thoroughly and provide a current and valid e-mail address when prompted. 

Upon creation of the 2014 1098-T form, you will receive an e-mail notifying you that the form is available on http://www.1098-t.com/ . You can print a copy for yourself, your parents, and your tax advisor. 

If you signed up to receive your form online last year, you will not need to enroll again. 

Visit http://www.1098-t.com/ today.

 

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 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.

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The Tax Office provides guidance to the College community on tax questions. The Tax 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 determines how you are taxed. U.S. Citizens, resident aliens, and nonresident aliens are taxed differently. 

Middlebury uses the FNIS system, a nonresident alien tax compliance software, to help determine your tax status while you are in school in the U.S. and whether or not a tax treaty covers the types of payments made to you as a student, faculty or guest speaker. 

The office also maintains a tax 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 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. 


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.

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