This section provides helpful information for departments who are assisting international students or international faculty or staff.
/ Scholar Orientation
During the check-in procedure the student or scholar, after filling out the PR 100, will be given the Social Security Number (SSN) application form and instructions on where and when to apply and will be issued a temporary number that can be used by the department to put the individual on payroll. The employee is responsible for applying for the actual SSN since the Payroll Department will require proof of application. The student or scholar will be instructed to fill out the following forms at the department: I-9, W-4 and NC-4. This of course also has to be done in the first few days after one's arrival. New employees are informed that a tax treaty might exist between their country and the U.S. Of course each country has a different tax treaty and individuals are advised to become familiar with the treaty before they decide if they want to take advantage of the treaty. It is important to understand that not everyone will benefit from the treaty, that ones' immigration status, his/her length of stay in the U.S., ones' immigration history, country of origin and other factors will affect how and which tax treaty one can use. The tax treaty form 8233 is signed in Payroll Services AOB, Suite 3600 104 Airport Drive. Each employee needs to make an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org before going to sign the form as there are certain steps that need to take place to have the 8233 ready. If the student or scholar wants to continue to take advantage of a tax treaty he/she needs to sign the 8233 form every December for the upcoming year. Failure to sign the form will result in automatic cancellation of the tax treaty for the following year.