The International Tax Assistance Program supports the reporting and compliance needs of international students, researchers, visiting scholars, and visiting faculty. Services provided to these members of the University community from other countries include, but are not limited to, the preparation of income tax returns for the current tax year. We also offer assistance with related income tax controversy matters. Services are offered year-round but are provided primarily between early February and the middle of April.
The program also provides limited services by email to qualified clients. These include (1) students studying abroad; (2) students who spent at least one semester at Notre Dame during the tax year and will not be returning to campus; and (3) visiting scholars who have returned to their home country.
The International Tax Assistance Program is led by Professor Ken Milani of the Department of Accountancy. In addition to Professor Milani, the International TAP has a staff of one full-time and three part-time employees. Services during tax season are provided by students enrolled in a graduate accounting course, Income Taxation of International Individuals.
In 1999, the University received a generous donation to fund the work of this long-established program. The donation was made in honor of and in the name of Vivian Harrington Gray.
The Vivian Harrington Gray Notre Dame – Saint Mary’s Tax Assistance Program is a registered VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) site, recognized and certified by the Internal Revenue Service. VITA sites and their volunteer participants are required to meet strict ethical standards and training requirements.