The University at Buffalo is proud of its traditions of academic excellence and for having one of the most diverse academic communities in the United States. UB offers you assistance from state-wide experts to manage your international employee or guest needs.
International students and scholars can use the UB-provided application Sprintax to prepare federal (U.S.) tax returns at no cost.
Welcome to UB — a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Visitors like yourself are part of the reason we have achieved this reputation.
For business purposes, we consider you an international guest at UB if you meet the following criteria:
Your UB sponsor submits a voucher requesting payment for you. You must have an Individual Taxpayers Identification Number (ITIN) or a Social Security Number (SSN) to receive payment.
Apply for an ITIN if you are an international student or guest:
Contact UB’s Certifying Acceptance Agent for an appointment to:
· Is authorized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to assist foreign nationals to apply for an ITIN when they are not eligible for a SSN
· Is authorized to submit an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number Application Form (W-7) on behalf of an applicant without having to furnish supporting documentary evidence
· Facilitates the application process and issuance of ITINs to foreign individuals
Honorarium recipients (or contractors) at UB are required to pay federal taxes on all or a portion of their income and may have different requirements and regulations than a U.S. citizen.
Honorarium recipients do not have to file a federal witholding form (W-4) or a New York state withholidng form. UB taxes recipients at 30% unless an honoraria treaty stipulates otherwise.
Honorarium recipients are also not taxed for Social Security and Medicare Tax (FICA).
Submit completed form to your sponsor.