UAB International Scholar and Student Services (IRSS) is designated as the UAB department responsible for:
- coordinating UAB’s effort to comply with tax laws applicable to alien individuals;
- developing procedures to implement the UAB Nonresident Alien Tax Policy; and
- determining the tax status of alien individuals.
Appointment papers and requisitions shall be evaluated by IRSS to ensure that a tax status determination has been made and entered into UAB's payroll system. These documents shall be signed and forwarded to the UAB Payroll Department by ISSS. IRSS shall verify the work authorization and tax status of alien individuals before payment is made to them.
IRSS shall distribute Pre-Arrival Packets to UAB departments containing instructions and forms requesting the information needed by IRSS to make tax status determinations. No payments shall be made to alien individuals by the UAB Payroll Department or UAB Office of Student Financial Aid unless approved by IRSS.