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International Students Orientation Northern Illinois University Human Resource Services January 8, 2015.

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1 International Students Orientation Northern Illinois University Human Resource Services January 8, 2015

2 Foreign National Information Form (FNIF) This is an NIU form – NOT a Government Form

3 What is the Purpose of This Form? Used to Determine Work Eligibility, Tax Status and benefits Used for Employment and Tax Withholding Purposes. Taxes in the U.S. are Based Upon Visa Type Immigration Status Length of Time Present in the U.S. Source of your income/wages While Working in the U.S., You Have to Pay Taxes (There is an Exception to this Rule) NIU is Obligated to Withhold Taxes

4 Who Should Fill out the form? All New Non-resident Faculty, Student and Staff. Update the Form Every Year Do Not Fill Out Tax Forms W-4 or 8233 A Properly Completed FNIF is Used to Generate the Correct Tax Documents You Will Sign

5 Types of taxes Federal Taxes: Federal Government Taxes State Taxes: Illinois FICA Taxes: Oasdi and Medicare Students are Normally Exempted from FICA taxes

6 Exemption from FICA and Tax Treaty Students Exempted from FICA taxes Some Countries with Income Tax Treaty Exempted from Paying US Taxes Your Tax Status is Based on Visa Type and Immigration History Read FNIF Instructions - Carefully Fill out the Form Completely Do Not Leave any Blanks Questions – Call or Your Name Should match in All of Your Documents Do Not Use Nick Names

7 Types of Tax Forms

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9 PAYDAY Payday is on the 15 th and the 30 th (or 31 st ) of the month. If payday falls on a weekend, then payday is on Friday before the weekend. If you don’t have direct deposit, you’ll need to pick up your check at HR (Swen Parson 110 between 8:00 and 4:30 on payday

10 Contact Information Human Resource Services Swen Parson Room (Appointments) (Noor Harrison) (HR fax)


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