Tax Treaty Memo from Payroll 12/4/2012
Dec. 04, 2012
FROM: Payroll Office
DATE: December 4, 2012
Treaty Benefits: Per IRS regulations, if you wish to claim treaty benefits beginning January 1, 2013, you must sign a new Form 8233 and /or W-8BEN.
Please be advised that if you are currently being paid by Brandeis University, and have an active treaty in our system, we are able to produce Form 8233, W8-BEN for 2013 without having you complete a new Foreign Information Form. Tax forms for 2013 will be available for your signature starting Thursday, December 6th at the Cashier Window on 60 Turner St.). Please note that treaties signed after December 21st may not be processed in time for the first payroll cycle in January 2013. Any taxes that are withheld as a result of not singing the treaty will not be refunded. Rather, you may request a refund when you file your 2013 personal tax return with the IRS.
If you have not applied for treaty benefits previously, but want to apply for 2013, you will have to complete a Foreign National Information Form which is
available on our website at http://www.brandeis.edu/
NO NEW treaties will be accepted for 2012 as of November 30th.
Please note that if you have previously applied for treaty benefits and were not eligible, do not submit a new Foreign Information Form, or come to sign new forms for 2013. Taxes will be withheld as they were in 2012.
As always, please notify the payroll office of any change in your immigration status and of any extensions to your visa.
Please contact the Payroll Office at 6-4454, 6-4475 or 6-4476 if you have any questions. Thank you for your cooperation!