Tax Considerations

The tax implications of setting up programs and activities overseas can be extremely complex, and vary widely from one country to another. Before embarking on international activities, you should consult with the Tax Department to consider the tax issues and plan appropriately with your department’s financial director to avoid unexpected tax obligations.

This section will help you think through some critical tax issues.

  • Corporate Tax Considerations describes how your international activities may create a tax obligation for the university and your department.
  • Employment Tax Considerations addresses the importance of considering local income tax and social security withholding policies before engaging individuals for work. It also discusses worker classification issues.

If you have questions or concerns, please consult with the George Washington University’s Tax, Payroll & Benefits Administration, University Human Resources, and/or Office of the Senior Vice President and General Counsel.