The Tax Department is responsible for tax compliance of the University and certain related entities. The tax staff contributes to the development and update of tax policies and procedures and works closely with the university community by educating and informing them as to the tax aspects of their current and future transactions. In meeting these objectives, we assist in protecting the tax-exempt status of the University.
- Form 990 and Form 990-T Reporting
- Unrelated Business Income Tax Analysis
- Sales and Use Tax Filings
- Property Tax Filings
- Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR)
- Guidance Regarding Payments to International Faculty, Staff, Students and Visitors
- Guidance Regarding Gifts, Prizes, and Awards
University Tax Information: Federal Tax Exemption
As a not-for-profit, The Catholic University of America is exempt from paying income tax on income generated from activities related to its tax-exempt purpose. The University is, however, subject to Unrelated Business Income Tax on certain activities deemed unrelated to the University’s tax-exempt purpose. Please contact the Tax Department with any questions regarding ongoing or proposed activities that might generate taxable income to the University at CUA-Tax@cua.edu.
University Tax Information: State Sales and Use Exemption
As a not-for-profit, The Catholic University of America is exempt from paying sales tax to vendors in certain states. Whenever possible, University departments should use sales tax exemption certificates when purchasing services or property for University purposes. Please contact the Procurement Services Department for further information on tax exemptions at (202) 319-5044.