Hicks Hall, Building 53, Suite 2800Phone: (904) 620-2920Fax: (904) 620-2469E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
1. The University Department that may invite a person from a foreign country to visit UNF as a Short term scholars, guest lecturer or researcher.
2. International persons hired by the University
3. International visitors
4. International students.
You should call the University’s Payroll Department. You may also visit the Payroll office located in Hicks Hall in Suite 2850 on the second floor.
Phone:(904) 620-2715 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (904) 620-2715 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Fax: (904) 620-2452
Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The International Center offers services not related to employment or taxation and are located in the Student Union, Building 58 East, Room 2300, at the University of North Florida. Visit the International Center’s Website at: http://www.unf.edu/dept/intlctr/
The International Center is located in the Student Union, Building # 58, Room 2300. You may reach them by telephone or email at the following numbers and address.
Phone:(904) 620-2657 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (904) 620-2657 end_of_the_skype_highlightingFax: (904) 620-3925
There are two U.S. government agencies:
An NRA is a foreign person on a temporary visa that is visiting the United States with a primary purpose of study or short term employment that is not making the United States a permanent home. An RA is a person who has met certain criteria for longer stays in the United States, such as meeting the Substantial Presence Test for the number of days present in the U.S. or has obtained a Green Card or been granted other dispensation for being legally present in the U.S. NRA’s or RA’s are not U.S. Citizens.
Most of the international persons on the UNF campus are students. However, there are many international faculty and staff members in the UNF community. Activities range from normal courses of study for students such as International Business, to professors teaching classes or doing various research activities as well as administrative support positions. An international person may be a company, corporation or an individual. However, we primarily hire individuals and enroll students in the normal course of business at UNF not corporations. International persons are often referred to as a foreign national, a nonresident alien, or an NRA.
Many, although not all, of our international students and researchers at UNF are non-resident aliens (NRA) for tax purposes. Persons who are non-resident aliens for tax purposes are generally taxed at much higher rates on all U.S. source income than are resident aliens and citizens. Therefore, it is important for NRAs to have a basic understanding of the U.S. tax system and how to minimize over taxation. You may refer to IRS publications # 515 and #519 for further information.
Yes. Withholding may be required but it will depend on the individual circumstance. In some situations there may be tax treaties that may be applied to reduce or eliminate the tax. Tax treaties generally do not apply to FICA or Medicare taxes, but there may be specific Internal Revenue exemptions to these taxes for some NRA persons.
With regard to payments for employment, taxes will be withheld according to the Internal Revenue Tax Tables. Where tax treaties exist, taxes may be reduced or exempted depending on the specific treaty. FICA and Medicare taxes may be exempt in some cases but are generally not covered by tax treaties. Exemptions would need to be provided by specific IRS regulations or withholding of these taxes would apply.
Prior to any Nonresident Alien being admitted to the University’s Human Resources or Payroll system, students/employees must make an appointment with the Payroll Department to complete their required paperwork and preliminary interview. Please call the Payroll Department at 904-620-2715 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 904-620-2715 end_of_the_skype_highlighting to make an appointment. You may visit the Payroll Department at any time during normal business hours. However, appointments are highly recommended.
The Payroll Department is located in Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 2850. You may reach them by telephone or email at the following numbers and address.
The following Original documents will be needed during the appointment visit:
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