How to Hire Candidates
You may contact and hire candidates directly. Candidates work full-time for up to 2 years under University employment authorization.
Fax the offer letter on company letterhead to (641) 470-1346. You may also email the letter as a Word or PDF attachment. Click on the contact name below for the email address.
The offer letter should include:
Candidates can provide the following as proof of employment eligibility:
Candidates cannot work corp to corp or 1099; only as W-2 employees.
FICA Tax Exemption (Social Security and Medicare)
F-1 visa holders are exempt from FICA taxes. Supporting documentation can be found in IRS Publication # 519, Chapter 8. Click here for more info.
From IRS Publication:
Section on Students and Exchange Visitors- Nonresident Alien Students
"Students in 'F-1' status may be permitted to participate in a curricular practical training program that is an integral part of an established curriculum. Curricular practical training includes work/study programs, internships, and cooperative education programs. In this case, the educational institution endorses the Form I-20. Social security and Medicare taxes are not withheld from pay for this work unless the student is considered a resident alien."
Second IRS site titled Alien Liability for Social Security and Medicare Taxes
Under section Nonresident aliens, bullet point F-visas, are these sub-bullet points about students temporarily in the U.S. who are exempt on wages paid to them for services performed within the U.S.
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Computer Professionals Career Center
Dept. of Computer Science
Maharishi International University
1000 North 4th St.
Fairfield, IA 52557