UEC offers tax presentation at 12:30 p.m. today

Each year, after individuals receive W-2s in the mail, both Fermilab’s Visa Office and Payroll Department are overwhelmed with questions.

To help foreign nationals visiting the U.S. understand the tax system, the Users Executive Committee has organized a presentation. KPMG, LLP, a tax, audit and advisory services firm, will give the presentation, titled “The Unexpected Tax Obligations of Foreign Nationals Visiting the U.S.” at 12:30 p.m. today in the Wilson Hall One West conference room. The event will be streamed live to Argonne National Laboratory.

The presentation will include information for foreign nationals visiting the U.S. either briefly or for long-term stays. Topics will include how to tell when a person is a resident of the U.S. for tax purposes and how a person’s travel schedule can affect this determination. It will also cover taxation of different types of income; double taxation treaties, and more. Many foreign visitors are unaware that even short, occasional visits to the U.S. can create U.S. tax reporting or other obligations. We encourage visitors and employees on both short visits and longer stays to attend this informative meeting.

This is the second in a series of presentations for Fermilab Users who are not U.S. citizens. The UEC, in cooperation with Fermilab WDRS and the Finance Section and the Argonne Visa Office, is hosting this event.