The tax office works collaboratively with all departments to reduce Columbia's tax burden and ensure compliance with international, federal, state, and city tax laws. Specific tax issues at Columbia are handled by several departments: Payroll, Accounts Payable, Purchasing, and Student Financial Services.

Additional Resources

Charitable Gifts

The Columbia Alumni Association's mission is to cultivate a uniquely Columbia environment in which diverse, impactful opportunities inspire students and alumni to engage, exchange, and experience the lifelong benefits of our University community.

Columbia Employee Benefits

Columbia University offers a full range of benefits to help employees and their eligible dependents stay healthy, build long-term financial security for retirement, meet educational goals and more.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

The IRS is the nation's tax collection agency and administers the Internal Revenue Code enacted by Congress.

International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO)

ISSO is the international community’s resource for immigration-related needs, providing advisory and documentation services and information on a host of issues, including—but not limited to—visas, employment, travel, and tax-filing obligations.

Office of the General Counsel (OGC)

The OGC provides legal services to Columbia University.

National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)

The NACUBO's mission is to advance the economic vitality, business practices, and support of higher education institutions in pursuit of their missions.

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)

The NASFAA provides professional development and services for financial aid administrators; advocates for public policies that increase student access and success; serves as a forum on student financial aid issues; and is committed to diversity throughout all activities.

New York State Department of Taxation and Finance

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance's mission is to efficiently collect tax revenues in support of State services and programs while acting with integrity and fairness in the administration of the tax laws of New York State.

Our Team

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