International Student and Scholar Services


WS45 - Principles of Nonresident Alien Tax Compliance

Tuesday, May 31
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: CCC, 406

Member Fee: $300.00 | Non-member Fee: $429.00

Advising international students, scholars, and faculty on U.S. tax compliance requires knowledge of immigration regulations, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) classifications and rules, and institutional policies. Identify best practices for advising approaches to support the international population while maintaining institutional requirements related to the IRS. Following this workshop, participants receive a NAFSA Core Education Program Certificate of Completion.

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Linda Dunbar Garmy

International Tax Coordinator
Oklahoma State University-Stillwater
Stillwater, OK

Linda Dunbar Garmy is the International Tax Coordinator at Oklahoma State University. She is a CPA licensed in Oklahoma and has an MBA from OSU. She has worked at OSU for 25 years and in the area of nonresident alien taxation for 15 years. In addition, she conducts tax workshops for the nonresident alien community as a volunteer. Linda is currently serving NAFSA Region III as Business Manager/Treasurer.


Linda L. Melville

Director, International Student and Scholar Services
University of New Mexico-Main Campus
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Linda Melville is currently the Director for International Student and Scholar Services at the University of New Mexico. An international education professional for more than 30 years, Linda received a Master's in International Administration from the School for International Training and a Master's in Linguistics/TESOL from Cal State San Jose. She has been a NAFSA member for more than 20 years, serving in Trainer Corps and numerous volunteer leader position and has presented at regional and national conferences since 1995 on a variety of topics including: orientation planning, cross-cultural programming, non-resident tax issues, and F and J regulatory topics.


Carol Holz

Associate Director, Immigration Compliance
University of Alaska Fairbanks International Programs
Fairbanks, Alaska

Carol Holz is the Associate Director for Immigration Compliance at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). She is also a licensed CPA in Texas and Alaska. With over 10 years of experience in international education, immigration, and tax compliance, she currently works with Fs, Js, H-1Bs, TNs, and PRs. Carol has been a member of NAFSA since 2003, having served on the Region I leadership team as the Alaska Rep., KCISSS Liaison and Scholar Regulatory Ombud. She has worked with NAFSA Trainer Corps, primarily with immigration and tax-related workshops, since 2006 at the regional and national levels.



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