The Tax Department is responsible for managing tax risks and ensuring compliance with applicable tax authorities. Our goal is to deliver quality tax services to our customers including tax planning, filing, research and administration. Our approach is to establish working and functional relationships with units. We invite you to review some of the tax policies and procedures, including standard practice guides, and articles and presentations that have materialized as a result of these on-going efforts.

Tax Department
5082 Wolverine Tower
3003 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1287

Contacts for common Tax and Payroll Tax questions

  • For questions about Payroll (W-2, 1042-s, tax treaties, non-resident aliens, FICA - social security and medicare, W-4 and other withholding forms), please contact the Payroll Service Center at (734) 615-2000 or
  • For questions about 1098-T, please contact Student Financial Services at (734) 764-7447 or
  • For questions about Accounts Payable (Vendor W-9s, Form 1099, Foreign Vendor/Treaties), please contact the Shared Services Center at or (734) 615-2000
  • For questions about Sales Tax, Unrelated Business Tax, or University-wide Tax Policy, please contact the Tax Department at

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Alert of phony IRS phishing scam

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IRS makes decision regarding FICA for medical residents

In March of 2010 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that it will accept the position that medical residents meet the student exception from FICA but only for tax periods ending before Apr

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