If you are unable to complete your GLACIER record, and/or submit the requested GLACIER information as a result of a COVID related delay in being unable to enter the U.S., please instead do so immediately after your arrival to the U.S. This is necessary to maintain compliance with US tax and immigration regulations
Harvard University and Harvard Business School (HBS) both use Office 365 SharePoint and Teams; however, they reside on separate service instances, or tenants. Secure sharing from University SharePoint or MS Teams requires an HBS affiliate to also be licensed properly and sign in with their University credentials.
Here are the steps you should take as an HBS affiliate, with an associated HBS email, to access and successfully submit your GLACIER information securely:
You will need to first sign out of your HBS O365 Tenant and any HBS SharePoint Sites or MS...
There are 3 forms Harvard is able to accept from a foreign entity to be set-up to receive payments as a supplier (W-8 BEN-E, W-8 EXP, or W-8 ECI). Information on the various forms can be found here https://nratax.oc.finance.harvard.edu/foreign-entity-w8-forms. We are unable to advise on which form should be used, as this is a individual business decision a supplier must make based on their legal structure, and...
As a withholding agent, Harvard University is required by the IRS to collect the appropriate W-8 form from any foreign entity to establish the entity's foreign status. These forms are a direct result of government regulations associated with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). In addition to the payment details provided when transactions are being processed to a foreign entity, these...
As a DACA individual, your situation is unique. GLACIER automatically generates for all foreign individuals. Your presence in the US is likely enough for you to be considered U.S. tax residents (resident alien), but we still are required by the IRS to collect information to support this conclusion. You would still need to complete GLACIER, since you are not yet a permanent resident. Please use the guidance below to help you proceed with GLACIER:
If you received U.S.-source income, you are required to file an annual tax return (such as 1040NR,1040NR-EZ, 1040, 1040EZ, etc.) with:
the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (in some cases)
If you were in the U.S. last year on anything other than a B visa or visa waiver, and did not receive any U.S. sourced income, you may only need to file a simple tax statement (8843) with the U.S. federal tax authority (IRS). For more information, see ...
If you were unable to complete GLACIER before the end of the calendar year that corresponds to your recent visit, and you are expecting payments relating to that visit, then you will need to indicate at least 1 day present in the U.S. this calendar year in order to proceed through GLACIER.
• Enter January 1st, of the current year as the “Estimated or Actual Date of Final Departure from the U.S.” • Enter your actual date of your...
Non-service fellowship income, in the absence of tax treaty benefits, is also exempt from tax withholding when paid to a resident alien. First, confirm your residency status, and only if you were a nonresident alien, last year, should you look into updating your mailing address and requesting a reprint of the document.
You may have received the link to Glacier twice, because Harvard uses two independent payment systems. If your Glacier record does not need to be updated (e.g. change in income type or visa status), then you don't need to resubmit the forms, and should contact our office to confirm your first submission was received, Otherwise, please update and submit your Glacier forms, as requested.
Per IRS regulations, tax treaties must be renewed annually. To meet these requirements and claim a tax treaty exemption for 2020 (if previously determined eligible in 2019), you MUST complete the three steps below before 4pm on Monday, December 23rd, 2019 . The renewal process generally takes less than 15 minutes.
STEP 1: Update and/or verify certain information in GLACIER, Harvard’s online tax compliance system
If you haven't yet received the email from email@example.com, which includes your original login information, or have lost or forgotten your login information, you can click on “Forgot Login?” on the GLACIER login page to access Glacier. If you still cannot access Glacier, please contact NRA Tax.
Harvard will continue to treat you as a U.S. resident alien, even if you're able to claim a closer connection to another country. You'll have to establish the closer connection through the IRS when filing your tax returns.