Massachusetts Withholding from Visiting Lecturers, Performers and Others Receiving Related Service Payments
Individuals who earn income connected with Massachusetts for performances may be subject to withholding on that income at the current Massachusetts income tax rate. Performers in the Harvard setting include lectures, speakers at symposia, performers (including actors, actresses, directors, musicians and professional athletes) and others receiving related service payments. (See DEFINITIONS below for more details.)
Resources to better understand education tax credits, deductions and credits.
You, or the person who may claim you as a dependent, may be able to take either the tuition and fees deduction or claim a Hope and/or Lifetime Learning credit on your federal tax return for qualified tuition and related expenses that were actually paid in a given year
This policy outlines the circumstances in which the University can provide compensation to or pay for the travel expenses of guest speakers who are foreign nationals, and describes the associated tax implications.