All foreign nationals who receive payments from Cornell University, other than travel reimbursement and honorarium, will be required to complete the online Foreign National Questionnaire through the Foreign National Information System (FNIS). The information provided through FNIS will be used to evaluate the foreign national's U.S. tax status, i.e., eligibility for exemption from income or FICA taxes, etc. To gain access to FNIS, you must obtain a user name and password by sending an email message - with "Request for user name and password" in the subject line - to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Within 24 hours of sending your request, you will receive an email message from the University Tax Office that includes the following:
Mail, hand-deliver, or fax the completed form to the following address/fax number:
University Tax Office
377 Pine Tree Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Fax: (607) 255-3198
Note: You must also list all F, J, M, or Q visas since 1/1/1985. If necessary, attach an additional form or paper to include the required entries.
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