Mailing of 2015 W-2 and 1042s Forms 
W-2 and1042s tax documents are mailed to the most current active mailing address listed in HokieSpa.  To ensure receipt of these documents, addresses should be verified and updated in HokieSpa PRIOR to January 1, 2016.


Claiming 2016 Tax Treaty Benefits
The Internal Revenue Services (IRS) requires that any foreign national claiming tax treaty benefits on wages or salary earned in the United States file a Form 8233 each year they wish to claim the tax treaty. There is no deadline for completing the tax treaty forms.  Tax treaty benefits will begin in 2016 with the first payroll processed after the form has been signed.


  • Where?  The Payroll Office will begin preparing 2016 tax treaty documents December 7, 2015.  To claim this exemption go to the Payroll Office, North End Center, 300 Turner Street NW, Suite 3300 between 9:00 a.m and 4:00 p.m to complete the appropriate forms. (Note: the Payroll Office will be closed Tuesday, December 15th 10:00 a.m. to  2:30 p.m.)
  • What to take to the Payroll Office?  Original passport, visa, printed I-94 or card, I-20 or DS-2019, and Social Security card. All documents are required for completion of the tax treaty forms.


Countries with Tax Treaties:  Click the following links for the list of countries with tax treaty benefits.
Year 2015 Tax Treaties for Scholarships     Year 2015 Payroll Tax Treaties for Students

  • Students from a country not listed will not be eligible for tax treaty benefits. 
  • Students from India do not have any tax treaty forms to complete


If you have any questions, contact Janet Kunz , International Tax Specialist at 231-3754 or by email.


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Phone: +1 (540) 231-8486
Fax: +1 (540) 231-3714

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International Graduate Student Services
Graduate Life Center
155 Otey St. NW
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061

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