Additional Information:

To determine your tax status and eligibility for a tax treaty, all non-U.S. citizens who receive compensation, scholarships or fellowships from the University must first provide the required information and complete the necessary forms using GLACIER (Artic International LLC), the University’s secure Online Tax Compliance System. This information 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. See Get Started below to begin.

About Taxes and Tax Treaties

As a University employee, the income you earn is taxable under both federal and state statute. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the U.S. government tax authority, requires the University to collect information from non-U.S. citizens, and non-permanent resident aliens, to determine tax residency, rate of tax withholding, and reporting requirements.

Certain taxable payments made by the University to you may be exempt from U.S. tax based on an income tax treaty entered into between the U.S. and your country. The existence of a tax treaty does not automatically ensure an exemption from taxation; rather, you must satisfy the requirements for the exemption set forth in the tax treaty.

Sprintax Calculus

UMass is transitioning away from GLACIER Online Tax system to a new tax software platform known as Sprintax Calculus. UMass will officially be live in Sprintax Calculus as of September 20, 2023, and you will use Sprintax Calculus for all future updates regarding your travel dates and other tax changes. 

1042-S Forms

If you are a nonresident alien employee who has claimed exemption from income tax withholding based on a tax treaty, your exempt treaty wages will be reported on a 1042-S form. Your taxable wages (if applicable) will be reported on a W-2 form. If you were not a U.S. citizen, or U.S. resident for some portion of the tax year, and you received a vendor payment or certain scholarships and awards, you may receive one or more 1042-S forms. The 1042-S forms will be distributed to the non-resident alien employees separately from the W-2 forms. They are distributed by the date required by the IRS which is usually March 15.

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