Frequently Asked Questions for U.S. Citizens and Residents

No, you do not. Obtain your tax forms from your supervisor, the GW Career Center, or the Faculty & Staff Service Center. The Tax Department does not have an involvement with the completion or processing of your tax forms.

A qualified scholarship that is one used by a degree seeking student for tuition and required fees, books, and equipment is not considered taxable income to you.

A stipend is considered a non-qualified scholarship and is taxable income. You will not receive a tax form from GW, as it is not required under current Internal Revenue Service rules. You should self-report this on your annual income tax filing.

The Internal Revenue Service provides an exception for FICA taxes provided that you are a GW student, taking a course load equal to or at least one-half of a full-time workload for their respective school as defined by the Office of the Registrar, and that you must be employed by GW. For more details see Social Security & Medicare.

No, we’re unfortunately not allowed. We suggest contacting your parents or seeking the services of a professional tax preparer.

There are numerous contacts, as follows:

  • Form W-2 – contact Payroll Services at 571-553-4277

  • Form 1042-S – contact the Tax Department at 571-553-8313

  • Form 1098-T – contact Student Accounts at 202-994-7350

  • Form 1099-Misc – contact University Payables Customer Service at 571-553-0247