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The International Tax Office (ITO) promotes the University's compliance with federal and state tax withholding and reporting regulations on all payments made to international students, scholars and visitors. In addition, ITO serves as a tax resource for the Tulane community.



Tax Compliance System (GLACIER)

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the U.S. government tax authority, requires Tulane University to collect information from all non-U.S. citizens and non-permanent resident aliens to determine the appropriate rate of tax withholding and reporting for any payments that may be made to such individuals.

Tulane University allows international individuals to provide the required information and complete the necessary forms via the Internet from any web-accessed computer using the GLACIER Online Tax Compliance System. The information and forms must be provided prior to any payment so that the correct tax withholding and reporting decisions are made; failure to do so may result in the maximum rate of tax withholding and/or delayed payment. Information provided to GLACIER is transmitted and stored securely and will only be used by Tulane University for purposes of tax withholding and reporting.

To request access to GLACIER, please contact ITO at ito@tulane.edu

To access GLACIER and you already have a GLACIER account, click here

Paying International Individuals

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration (USCIS) has specific immigration rules governing the types of payments that can be made to individuals who are neither U.S. citizens nor permanent residents. Before inviting international visitors (e.g. guest speakers, fellows, consultants), the department should determine whether payment is permissible based on the visitor's immigration status. For more information on immigration status, please contact the Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS).

Immigration Status & Eligibility to Receive Payments

To be in compliance with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)'s tax regulations, the payment must be reviewed to appropriately determine federal and state tax withholding and reporting requirements. The hiring department should contact the International Tax Office (ITO) to determine the tax withholding and reporting requirements on payments made to international visitors. 

Contact Us

The International Tax Office provides guidance and responds to questions concerning federal tax withholding and reporting rules from international students, scholars, faculty and staff, of Tulane University. However, we cannot advise international individuals with regards to their personal tax situation or cannot prepare and submit tax returns on their behalf. 

To schedule an appointment with us, please send the request to ito@tulane.edu.

What to Bring to Your Scheduled Appointment:
  • GLACIER Forms (if applicable);
  • Immigration Documents (e.g. I-20/DS-2019/I-797, Passport. etc.)
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