Tax Information for Foreign Nationals

The Payroll Office meets with international students, scholars, and visitors who are receiving compensation through the Payroll Office to determine an individual’s residency status for tax purposes as well as their eligibility for tax treaty exemptions.

International students, scholars, faculty, and staff are requested to provide their up-to-date information through the Foreign National Information System (FNIS) website and submit the required documents to nrapay@bu.edu or an FNIS Administrator.  Please view the FNIS Guide for additional information.

Please send general inquiries to nrapay@bu.edu.

Tax appointments may be scheduled if your questions cannot be resolved through email.  Schedule a Teams or Zoom meeting during our Virtual Office Hours for Foreign Nationals.

Virtual Office Hours for Foreign Nationals:

*Monday (2:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.)
*Tuesday (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
*Friday (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Should you require assistance with any of the above information, please contact the Payroll Office via email at nrapay@bu.edu. The Payroll Office is located on the 3rd floor at 25 Buick Street.