FOREIGN PAYMENTS COMPLIANCE
Payments made to non US entities (persons and businesses) are highly regulated by governmental agencies. It is the payer's responsibility to first conclude if a foreign visitor to the US is legally able to accept payment for services. Once it is determined that a non US entity may accept payment, it is equally important for the payee to determine the foreign entity's income tax status so that payments can be withheld and reported upon properly. To read more about paying a non US citizen or foreign business, please see the Policies and Procedures for Paying a Non US Citizen or Foreign Business.
Use this one-page quick checklist for guidance when paying visitors who are entering the US Foreign Visitor Payment Checklist.
Foreign Students, Teachers, Researchers and Visitors to the US are required to provide immigration information so Wesleyan can determine payment eligibilty, as well as income tax status. For information about receiving payments for honoraria, travel reimbursements, scholarships/stipends/fellowships, via payroll, etc...please go to Information and Guidelines for non US Students, Teachers, Researchers and Visitors (includes FNIF).
Wesleyan offers it's foreign national students, employees, and visitors an online resource that allows users to determine their US tax status and create and print an income tax return to submit to the IRS. The software is provided by Windstar, a long-time and well respected provider of international tax guidance and technology. The program is Foreign National Tax Resource or FNTR.