Global Human Resources

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Global HR is Georgia Tech’s primary resource for matters involving the employment and taxation of foreign nationals on campus as well as providing guidance for the Institute’s employees working outside of the United States.

Please be reminded that if you had the benefit of a tax treaty in 2017, and you are still a nonresident alien, you will need to log in to GLACIER and complete the tax treaty renewal process. Within GLACIER, you should see a button marked “tax treaty renewal.” Choose that option, complete the data entry, print, sign, and return the treaty paperwork to GTHR at your earliest convenience. Any treaties received after Jan. 8, 2018, may not be applied until the February 2018 paycheck. Please contact Jessica Dunn at with any questions.

2017 Tax Act Impacts Take Home Pay
The tax act passed in December 2017 took away the Personal Exemption from all taxpayers. This increases the taxable income for Nonresident aliens by $4,050 for the year, and therefore slightly increases the income tax withholding in each paycheck. Indian nationals on F-1 visas should expect to see a small decrease in taxes as they are permitted to take the standard deduction on their tax returns, and the standard deduction has been doubled. This did not change the tax treaties between the US and home countries.

Foreign National Employees

  • Have a new immigration document? Complete the Immigration Document Update form in iStart.

  • Need to extend your OPT? Complete the STEM OPT Extensions for Employees forms in iStart
  • Need Immigration Verification Letter? Go here
  • Institute Guidance regarding federal immigration and visa rule changes
  • J-1 or F1-visa holders: visit the ISSS website​

Tax Obligations

All foreign national employees at Georgia Tech are required to use GLACIER secure online tax and treaty compliance software.