FNIS (Foreign National Information System)

FNIS is a secure, online questionnaire, powered by Thompson Reuters. Individual, international suppliers use this tool to apply for tax treaty benefits. University Tax Services uses details such as the individual's visa type, and U.S. visit history to determine tax treaty eligibility and taxability of payments. Please note that an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) or Social Security Number (SSN) is required to claim tax treaty benefits.

The flowchart below provides a high-level overview of the FNIS questionnaire process.

Flowchart of FNIS questionnaire process highlighting which parties are responsible for which actions

Use the links below to request FNIS access, login to the system, or review help documentation.

  • Request FNIS Access: First-time users click here to request a FNIS user ID. You will be prompted to provide your supplier number (which is formatted p########) and email address.
  • Login to FNIS: Established users click here to login to FNIS using your user ID and password. Login to reset your FNIS password.
  • Questionnaire Help: Review a step-by-step guide for completing the FNIS questionnaire.