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Payroll Department


International Payroll

We provide specialized assistance to help international university employees navigate domestic tax requirements and benefits.

US and State Income Taxes

International employees will be subject to the appropriate U.S. and state income taxes. We will work with you to make sure the appropriate withholding rates are applied to your wages.

Tax Benefits for Internationals

There are often tax benefits associated with income tax treaties between the U.S. and foreign countries. Find out if any of these benefits apply to you.

The Foreign National Tax Information Form [pdf] is used to verify the visa and residency status of foreign nationals working at USC and determine tax treaty eligibility. Complete the form and bring to the Payroll Office. 

You should submit the form to the Payroll Office before beginning employment or as soon as possible after you have begun working for the university.