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Appendix B—Tax Treaty Exemption Procedure for Teachers and Researchers(p71)


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Tax Treaty Exemption Procedure for Teachers and Researchers

This appendix contains the statements nonresident alien teachers and researchers must file with Form 8233, Exemption From Withholding on Compensation for Independent (and Certain Dependent) Personal Services of a Nonresident Alien Individual, to claim a tax treaty exemption from withholding of tax on compensation for dependent personal services. For treaty countries not listed, attach a statement in a format similar to those for other treaties. See chapter 8 for more information on withholding.
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Belgium(p71)


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  1. I am a resident of Belgium. I am not a U.S. citizen. I have not been lawfully accorded the privilege of residing permanently in the United States as an immigrant.
  2. I am visiting the United States for the purpose of teaching or engaging in research at  ____ [insert the name of the educational or research institution at which you teach or perform research] for a period not exceeding two years. I will receive compensation for my teaching or research activities.
  3. The teaching or research compensation received during the entire tax year (or during the period from  ____ to  ____ ) for these activities qualifies for exemption from withholding of federal tax under the tax treaty between the United States and Belgium.
  4. Any research I perform will be undertaken in the public interest and not primarily for the private benefit of a specific person or persons.
  5. I arrived in the United States on  ____ [insert the date of your last arrival in the United States before beginning the teaching or research for which exemption is claimed]. The treaty exemption is available only for compensation received during a period of two years beginning on that date.
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Bulgaria(p71)


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  1. I was a resident of Bulgaria on the date of my arrival in the United States. I am not a U.S. citizen. I have not been lawfully accorded the privilege of residing permanently in the United States as an immigrant.
  2. I am visiting the United States for the purpose of teaching or conducting research at  ____ [insert the name of the university, college, or other recognized educational or research institution]. I will receive compensation for my teaching or research activities.
  3. The teaching or research compensation received during the entire tax year (or during the period from  ____ to  ____ ) for these activities qualifies for exemption from withholding of federal tax under the tax treaty between the United States and Bulgaria.
  4. Any research I perform will be undertaken in the public interest and not primarily for the private benefit of a specific person or persons.
  5. I arrived in the United States on  ____ [insert the date of your last arrival into the United States before beginning the services for which the exemption is claimed]. The treaty exemption is available only for compensation paid during a period of two years beginning on that date.
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China, People's Republic of(p71)


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  1. I was a resident of the People's Republic of China on the date of my arrival in the United States. I am not a U.S. citizen.
  2. I am visiting the United States for the primary purpose of teaching, giving lectures, or conducting research at  ____ [insert the name of the educational institution or scientific research institution at which you teach, lecture, or conduct research], which is an accredited educational institution or scientific research institution. I will receive compensation for my teaching, lecturing, or research activities.
  3. The teaching, lecturing, or research compensation received during the entire tax year (or during the period from  ____ to  ____ ) qualifies for exemption from withholding of federal tax under the tax treaty between the United States and the People's Republic of China. I have not previously claimed an income tax exemption under that treaty for income received as a teacher, lecturer, researcher, or student before the date of my arrival in the United States.
  4. Any research I perform will be undertaken in the public interest and not primarily for the private benefit of a specific person or persons.
  5. I arrived in the United States on  ____ [insert the date of your last arrival in the United States before beginning your teaching, lecturing, or research activities]. The treaty exemption is available only for compensation received during a maximum aggregate period of three years.
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Commonwealth of Independent States(p71)


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The treaty with former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics remains in effect for the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
  1. I am a resident of  ____ [insert the name of country]. I am not a U.S. citizen.
  2. I have accepted an invitation by a governmental agency or institution in the United States, or by an educational or scientific research institution in the United States, to come to the United States for the primary purpose of teaching, engaging in research, or participating in scientific, technical, or professional conferences at  ____ [insert the name of governmental agency or institution, educational or scientific institution, or organization sponsoring professional conference], which is a governmental agency or institution, an educational or scientific institution, or an organization sponsoring a professional conference. I will receive compensation for my teaching, research, or conference activities.
  3. The teaching, research or conference compensation received the entire tax year (or for the period from  ____ to  ____ ) qualifies for exemption from withholding of federal tax under the tax treaty between the United States and the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. I have not previously claimed an income tax exemption under that treaty for income received as a teacher, researcher, conference participant, or student before the date of my arrival in the United States.
  4. Any research I perform will not be undertaken primarily for the benefit of a private person or commercial enterprise of the United States or a foreign trade organization of  ____ [insert the name of country], unless the research is conducted on the basis of intergovernmental agreements on cooperations.
  5. I arrived in the United States on  ____ [insert the date of your last arrival in the United States before beginning the teaching or research services for which exemption is claimed], The treaty exemption is available only for compensation received during a period of two years beginning on that date.
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Czech Republic and Slovak Republic(p71)


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Czech Republic and Slovak Republic

  1. I was a resident of the  ____ [insert the name of the country under whose treaty you claim exemption] on the date of my arrival in the United States. I am not a U.S. citizen. I have not been lawfully accorded the privilege of residing permanently in the United States as an immigrant.
  2. I am visiting the United States for the primary purpose of teaching or conducting research at  ____ [insert the name of the educational or scientific institution], which is an accredited educational or research institution. I will receive compensation for my teaching or research activities.
  3. The teaching or research compensation received during the entire tax year (or during the period from  ____ to  ____ ) qualifies for exemption from withholding of federal tax under the tax treaty between the United States and the  ____ [insert the name of the country under whose treaty you claim exemption]. I have not previously claimed an income tax exemption under that treaty for income received as a teacher, researcher, or student before the date of my arrival in the United States.
  4. Any research I perform will be undertaken in the public interest and not primarily for the private benefit of a specific person or persons.
  5. I arrived in the United States on  ____ [insert the date of your last arrival in the United States before beginning the teaching, research, or conference services for which exemption is claimed]. The treaty exemption is available only for compensation received during a period of two years beginning on that date.
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Egypt, Hungary, Korea, Philippines, Poland, and Romania(p72)


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Egypt, Hungary, Korea, Philippines, Poland, and Romania

  1. I was a resident of  ____ [insert the name of the country under whose treaty you claim exemption] on the date of my arrival in the United States. I am not a U.S. citizen. I have not been lawfully accorded the privilege of residing permanently in the United States as an immigrant.
  2. I have accepted an invitation by the U.S. government (or by a political subdivision or local authority thereof), or by a university or other recognized educational institution in the United States for a period not expected to exceed two years for the purpose of teaching or engaging in research at  ____ [insert the name of the educational institution], which is a recognized educational institution. I will receive compensation for my teaching or research activities.
  3. The teaching or research compensation received during the entire tax year (or for the portion of the year from  ____ to  ____ ) qualifies for exemption from withholding of federal tax under the tax treaty between the United States and  ____ [insert the name of the country under whose treaty you claim exemption]. I have not previously claimed an income tax exemption under this treaty for income received as a teacher, researcher, or student before the date of my arrival in the United States.
  4. Any research I perform will be undertaken in the public interest and not primarily for the private benefit of a specific person or persons.
  5. I arrived in the United States on  ____ [insert the date of your last arrival in the United States before beginning the teaching or research services for which exemption is claimed]. The treaty exemption is available only for compensation received during a period of two years beginning on that date.
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France(p72)


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  1. I was a resident of France on the date of my arrival in the United States. I am not a U.S. citizen. I have not been lawfully accorded the privilege of residing permanently in the United States as an immigrant.
  2. I have accepted an invitation by the U.S. government, or by a university or other recognized educational or research institution in the United States for the primary purpose of teaching or engaging in research at  ____ [insert the name of the educational or research institution]. I will receive compensation for my teaching or research activities.
  3. The teaching or research compensation received during the entire tax year (or for the portion of the year from  ____ to  ____ ) qualifies for exemption from withholding of federal tax under the tax treaty between the United States and France. I have not previously claimed an income tax exemption under this treaty for income received as a teacher, researcher, or student before the date of my arrival in the United States.
  4. Any research I perform will be undertaken in the public interest and not primarily for the private benefit of a specific person or persons.
  5. I arrived in the United States on  ____ [insert the date of your last arrival in the United States before beginning the teaching or research services for which exemption is claimed]. The treaty exemption is available only for compensation received during a period of two years beginning on that date.
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Germany(p72)


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  1. I am a resident of Germany. I am not a U.S. citizen. I have not been lawfully accorded the privilege of residing permanently in the United States as an immigrant.
  2. I am a professor or teacher visiting the United States for the purpose of advanced study, teaching, or research at  ____ [insert the name of the accredited university, college, school, or other educational institution, or a public research institution or other institution engaged in research for the public benefit]. I will receive compensation for my teaching, research, or study activities.
  3. The compensation received during the entire tax year (or during the period from  ____ to  ____ ) for these activities qualifies for exemption from withholding of federal tax under the tax treaty between the United States and Germany. I have not previously claimed an income tax exemption under that treaty for income received as a student, apprentice, or trainee during the immediately preceding period. (If, however, following the period in which the alien claimed benefits as a student, apprentice, or trainee, that person returned to Germany and resumed residence and physical presence before returning to the United States as a teacher or researcher, that person may claim the benefits of this treaty.)
  4. Any research I perform will be undertaken in the public interest and not primarily for the private benefit of a specific person or persons.
  5. I arrived in the United States on  ____ [insert the date of your last arrival into the United States before beginning the services for which the exemption is claimed]. The treaty exemption is available only for compensation paid during a period of two years beginning on that date.
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Greece(p72)


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  1. I am a resident of Greece. I am not a U.S. citizen. I have not been lawfully accorded the privilege of residing permanently in the United States as an immigrant (and would not otherwise be considered a resident alien for the relevant tax year).
  2. I am a professor or teacher visiting the United States for the purpose of teaching at  ____ [insert the name of the other educational institution at which you teach], which is an educational institution. I will receive compensation for my teaching activities.
  3. The teaching compensation received during the entire tax year (or during the period from  ____ to  ____ ) qualifies for exemption from withholding of federal tax under the tax treaty between the United States and Greece. I have not previously claimed an income tax exemption under that treaty for income received as a teacher or student before the date of my arrival in the United States.
  4. I arrived in the United States on  ____ [insert the date of your last arrival in the United States before beginning the teaching services for which exemption is claimed]. The treaty exemption is available only for compensation received during a period of three years beginning on that date.
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Iceland and Norway(p72)


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Iceland and Norway

Note.Residents of Iceland should use the following statement only if they are continuing to apply Article 21 of the old treaty because they were entitled to benefits under that article as of December 15, 2008. Under the new treaty, effective December 15, 2008, residents of Iceland will not be entitled to an exemption for income earned from teaching or conducting research in the United States.
  1. I was a resident of  ____ [insert the name of the country under whose treaty you claim exemption] on the date of my arrival in the United States. I am not a U.S. citizen. I have not been lawfully accorded the privilege of residing permanently in the United States as an immigrant.
  2. I have accepted an invitation by the U.S. government, or by a university or other recognized educational institution in the United States for a period not expected to exceed two years for the purpose of teaching or engaging in research at  ____ [insert the name of the educational institution], which is a recognized educational institution. I will receive compensation for my teaching or research activities.
  3. The teaching or research compensation qualifies for exemption from withholding of federal tax under the tax treaty between the United States and  ____ [insert the name of the country under whose treaty you claim exemption]. I have not previously claimed an income tax exemption under this treaty for income received as a teacher, researcher, or student before the date of my arrival in the United States.
  4. Any research I perform will not be undertaken primarily for the private benefit of a specific person or persons.
  5. I arrived in the United States on  ____ [insert the date of your last arrival in the United States before beginning the teaching or research services for which exemption is claimed]. The treaty exemption is available only for compensation received during a period of two years beginning on that date.
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India(p73)


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  1. I was a resident of India on the date of my arrival in the United States. I am not a U.S. citizen. I have not been lawfully accorded the privilege of residing permanently in the United States as an immigrant.
  2. I am visiting the United States for the purpose of teaching or conducting research at  ____ [insert the name of the university, college, or other recognized educational institution]. I will receive compensation for my teaching or research activities.
  3. The teaching or research compensation received during the entire tax year (or during the period from  ____ to  ____ ) for these activities qualifies for exemption from withholding of federal tax under the tax treaty between the United States and India.
  4. Any research I perform will be undertaken in the public interest and not primarily for the private benefit of a specific person or persons.
  5. I arrived in the United States on  ____ [insert the date of your last arrival into the United States before beginning the services for which the exemption is claimed]. The treaty exemption is available only for compensation paid during a period of two years beginning on that date.
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Indonesia(p73)


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  1. I was a resident of Indonesia on the date of my arrival in the United States. I am not a U.S. citizen. I have not been lawfully accorded the privilege of residing permanently in the United States as an immigrant.
  2. I have accepted an invitation by  ____ [insert the name of the university, college, school, or other similar educational institution] to come to the United States solely for the purpose of teaching or engaging in research at that educational institution. I will receive compensation for my teaching or research activities.
  3. The teaching or research compensation received during the entire tax year (or during the period from  ____ to  ____ ) qualifies for exemption from withholding of federal tax under the tax treaty between the United States and Indonesia. I have not previously claimed an income tax exemption under that treaty for income received as a teacher or researcher before the date specified in the next paragraph.
  4. I arrived in the United States on  ____ [insert the date of your arrival into the United States before beginning the teaching or research services for which the exemption is claimed]. The treaty exemption is available only for compensation paid during a period of two years beginning on that date.
  5. Any research I perform will be undertaken in the public interest and not primarily for the private benefit of a specific person or persons.
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Israel(p73)


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  1. I was a resident of Israel on the date of my arrival in the United States. I am not a U.S. citizen. I have not been lawfully accorded the privilege of residing permanently in the United States as an immigrant.
  2. I have accepted an invitation by the U.S. government (or by a political subdivision or local authority thereof), or by a university or other recognized educational institution in the United States, to come to the United States for a period not expected to exceed two years for the purpose of teaching or engaging in research at  ____ [insert the name of the educational institution], which is a recognized educational institution. I will receive compensation for my teaching or research activities.
  3. The teaching or research compensation received during the entire tax year (or for the portion of the year from  ____ to  ____ ) qualifies for exemption from withholding of federal tax under the tax treaty between the United States and Israel. I have not previously claimed an income tax exemption under this treaty for income received as a teacher, researcher, or student before the date of my arrival in the United States.
  4. Any research I perform will be undertaken in the public interest and not primarily for the private benefit of a specific person or persons.
  5. I arrived in the United States on  ____ [insert the date of your last arrival in the United States before beginning the teaching or research services for which exemption is claimed]. The treaty exemption is available only for compensation received during a period of two years beginning on that date.
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Italy(p73)


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Note.Residents of Italy should use the following statement only if they are electing to have the old treaty apply in its entirety for 2010. Otherwise, they should attach a statement that follows Article 20 of the U.S–Italy treaty that entered into force on December 16, 2009.
  1. I was a resident of Italy on the date of my arrival in the United States. I am not a U.S. citizen. I have not been accorded the privilege of residing permanently in the United States as an immigrant.
  2. I am a professor or teacher visiting the United States for the purpose of teaching or performing research at  ____ [insert the name of the educational institution or medical facility at which you teach or perform research], which is an educational institution or a medical facility primarily funded from governmental sources. I will receive compensation for my teaching or research activities.
  3. The compensation received during the entire tax year (or during the period from  ____ to  ____ ) qualifies for exemption from withholding of federal tax under the tax treaty between the United States and Italy. I have not previously claimed an income tax exemption under that treaty for income received as a teacher, researcher, or student before the date of my arrival in the United States.
  4. Any research I perform will be undertaken in the general interest and not primarily for the private benefit of a specific person or persons.
  5. I arrived in the United States on  ____ [insert the date of your last arrival in the United States before beginning the teaching or research services for which exemption is claimed]. The treaty exemption is available only for compensation received during a period of two years beginning on that date.
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Jamaica(p73)


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  1. I was a resident of Jamaica on the date of my arrival in the United States. I am not a U.S. citizen. I have not been lawfully accorded the privilege of residing permanently in the United States as an immigrant.
  2. I am visiting the United States for the purpose of teaching or conducting research for a period not expected to exceed two years at  ____ [insert the name of the educational institution at which you teach or conduct research], which is a recognized educational institution. I will receive compensation for my teaching or research activities.
  3. The teaching or research compensation received during the entire tax year (or during the period from  ____ to  ____ ) qualifies for exemption from withholding of federal tax under the tax treaty between the United States and Jamaica. I have not previously claimed an income tax exemption under that treaty for income received as a teacher, researcher, or student before the date of my arrival in the United States.
  4. I arrived in the United States on  ____ [insert the date of your last arrival in the United States before beginning the teaching or research services for which exemption is claimed]. The treaty exemption is available only for compensation paid during a period of two years beginning on that date.
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Luxembourg(p74)


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  1. I am a resident of Luxembourg. I am not a U.S. citizen. I have not been lawfully accorded the privilege of residing permanently in the United States as an immigrant.
  2. I have accepted an invitation by  ____ [insert the name of the educational institution at which you teach or perform research], which is a recognized educational institution, to come to the United States for the purpose of teaching or engaging in research at that institution. I will receive compensation for my teaching or research activities.
  3. The teaching or research compensation received during the entire tax year (or during the period from  ____ to  ____ ) qualifies for exemption from withholding of federal tax under the tax treaty between the United States and Luxembourg. I have not previously claimed an income tax exemption under that treaty for income received as a teacher, researcher, or student before the date of my arrival in the United States.
  4. Any research I perform will not be carried on for the benefit of any person using or disseminating the results for purposes of profit.
  5. I arrived in the United States on  ____ [insert the date of your last arrival into the United States before beginning the teaching services for which exemption is claimed]. The treaty exemption is available only for compensation received during a period of two years beginning on that date.
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Netherlands(p74)


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  1. I am a resident of the Netherlands. I am not a U.S. citizen. I have not been lawfully accorded the privilege of residing permanently in the United States as an immigrant.
  2. I am visiting the United States for the purpose of teaching or engaging in research at  ____ [insert the name of the educational institution at which you teach or perform research] for a period not exceeding two years. I will receive compensation for my teaching or research activities.
  3. The compensation received during the entire tax year (or during the period from  ____ to  ____ ) for these activities qualifies for exemption from withholding of federal tax under the tax treaty between the United States and Netherlands. I have not previously claimed an income tax exemption under that treaty for income received as a teacher, researcher, or student before the date of my arrival in the United States.
  4. Any research I perform will be undertaken in the public interest and not primarily for the benefit of a specific person or persons.
  5. I arrived in the United States on  ____ [insert the date of your last arrival into the United States before beginning the teaching or research services for which exemption is claimed]. The treaty exemption is available for compensation received during a period of two years beginning on that date only if my visit does not exceed 2 years.
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Pakistan(p74)


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  1. I am a resident of Pakistan. I am not a U.S. citizen. I have not been lawfully accorded the privilege of residing permanently in the United States as an immigrant and would not otherwise be considered a resident alien for the relevant tax year.
  2. I am a professor or teacher visiting the United States for the purpose of teaching at  ____ [insert the name of the educational institution at which you teach], which is a recognized educational institution. I will receive compensation for my teaching activities.
  3. The teaching compensation received during the entire tax year (or during the period from  ____ to  ____ ) qualifies for exemption from withholding of federal tax under the tax treaty between the United States and Pakistan. I have not previously claimed an income tax exemption under this treaty for income received as a teacher or student before the date of my arrival in the United States.
  4. I arrived in the United States on  ____ [insert the date of your last arrival into the United States before beginning the teaching services for which exemption is claimed]. The treaty exemption is available only for compensation paid during a period of two years beginning on that date.
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Portugal(p74)


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  1. I was a resident of Portugal on the date of my arrival in the United States. I am not a U.S. citizen. I have not been lawfully accorded the privilege of residing permanently in the United States as an immigrant.
  2. I have accepted an invitation by  ____ [insert the name of the university, college, school, or other similar educational institution] to come to the United States solely for the purpose of teaching or engaging in research at that educational institution. I will receive compensation for my teaching or research activities.
  3. The teaching or research compensation received during the entire tax year (or during the period from  ____ to  ____ ) qualifies for exemption from withholding of federal tax under the tax treaty between the United States and Portugal. I have not previously claimed an income tax exemption under that treaty for income received as a teacher or researcher before the date specified in paragraph 5.
  4. Any research I perform will be undertaken in the public interest and not primarily for the private benefit of a specific person or persons.
  5. I arrived in the United States on  ____ [insert the date of your arrival into the United States before beginning the teaching or research services for which the exemption is claimed]. The treaty exemption is available only for compensation paid during a period of two years beginning on that date.
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Slovenia and Venezuela(p74)


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  1. I was a resident of  ____ [insert the name of the country under whose treaty you claim exemption] on the date of my arrival in the United States. I am not a U.S. citizen. I have not been lawfully accorded the privilege of residing permanently in the United States as an immigrant.
  2. I am temporarily present in the United States for the purpose of teaching or carrying on research at  ____ [insert the name of the educational or research institution], which is a recognized educational or research institution. I will receive compensation for my teaching or research activities.
  3. The teaching or research compensation received during the entire tax year (or during the period from  ____ to  ____ ) qualifies for exemption from withholding of federal tax under the tax treaty between the United States and  ____ [insert the name of the country under whose treaty you claim exemption]. I have not previously claimed an income tax exemption under this treaty for income received as a teacher, researcher, or student before the date of my arrival in the United States.
  4. Any research I perform will be undertaken in the general interest and not primarily for the private benefit of a specific person or persons.
  5. I arrived in the United States on  ____ [insert the date of your last arrival in the United States before beginning the teaching or research services for which exemption is claimed]. The treaty exemption is available only for compensation received during a period of two years beginning on that date. In no event have I claimed an exemption under this treaty for income received as a teacher or researcher for more than five years.
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Thailand(p75)


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  1. I was a resident of Thailand on the date of my arrival in the United States. I am not a U.S. citizen. I have not been lawfully accorded the privilege of residing permanently in the United States as an immigrant.
  2. I am visiting the United States for the purpose of teaching or engaging in research at  ____ [insert the name of the educational or research institution at which you teach or perform research] for a period not exceeding two years. I will receive compensation for my teaching or research activities.
  3. The compensation received during the entire tax year (or during the period from  ____ to  ____ ) for these activities qualifies for exemption from withholding of federal tax under the tax treaty between the United States and Thailand. I have not previously claimed an income tax exemption under that treaty for income received as a teacher, researcher, or student before the date of my arrival in the United States.
  4. Any research I perform will be undertaken in the public interest and not primarily for the benefit of a specific person or persons.
  5. I arrived in the United States on  ____ [insert the date of your last arrival into the United States before beginning the teaching or research services for which exemption is claimed]. The treaty exemption is available only for compensation received during a period of two years beginning on that date.
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Trinidad and Tobago(p75)


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  1. I was a resident of Trinidad and Tobago on the date of my arrival in the United States. I am not a U.S. citizen. I have not been lawfully accorded the privilege of residing permanently in the United States as an immigrant.
  2. I have accepted an invitation by the U.S. government, or by a university or other educational institution in the United States, to come to the United States for the purpose of teaching or engaging in research at  ____ [insert the name of the educational institution], which is an educational institution approved by an appropriate governmental education authority. No agreement exists between the government of the United States and the government of Trinidad and Tobago for the provision of my services. I will receive compensation for my teaching or research services.
  3. The teaching or research compensation received during the entire tax year (or for the period from  ____ to  ____ ) qualifies for exemption from withholding of federal tax under the tax treaty between the United States and Trinidad and Tobago. I have not previously claimed an income tax exemption under that treaty for income received as a teacher, researcher, or student before the date of my arrival in the United States.
  4. Any research I perform will be undertaken in the public interest and not primarily for the private benefit of a specific person or persons.
  5. I arrived in the United States on  ____ [insert the date of your last arrival in the United States before beginning the teaching or research services for which exemption is claimed]. The treaty exemption is available only for compensation received during a period of two years beginning on that date.
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  1. I was a resident of the United Kingdom on the date of my arrival in the United States. I am not a U.S. citizen. I have not been accorded the privilege of residing permanently in the United States as an immigrant.
  2. I am a professor or teacher visiting the United States for a period of not more than two years for the purpose of teaching or engaging in research at  ____ [insert the name of the educational institution], which is a recognized educational institution. I will receive compensation for my teaching or research activities.
  3. The teaching or research compensation received during the entire tax year (or during the period from  ____ to  ____ ) qualifies for exemption from withholding of federal tax under the tax treaty between the United States and the United Kingdom. I have not previously claimed an income tax exemption under that treaty for income received as a teacher, researcher, or student before the date of my arrival in the United States.
  4. Any research I perform will be undertaken in the public interest and not primarily for the benefit of any private person or persons.
  5. I arrived in the United States on  ____ [insert the date of your last arrival in the United States before beginning the teaching or research services for which exemption is claimed]. The treaty exemption is available only for compensation received during a period of two years beginning on that date. The entire treaty exemption is lost retroactively if my stay in the United States exceeds two years.