Welcome to the Office of Tax Compliance at Southern Illinois University.

Southern Illinois University is committed to ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local tax laws.  The Office of Tax Compliance is an office within University Risk Management, which is a component of the Office of the Senior Vice President for Financial and Administrative Affairs and Board Treasurer.  The Office of Tax Compliance is responsible for directing and maintaining a comprehensive federal, state, and local tax compliance program at Southern Illinois University for the University-wide system.  Specifically, the Office of Tax Compliance:

  • advises and assists with implementation of policies and procedures to ensure compliance with tax laws;
  • provides assistance in training and educating University departments to ensure compliance with tax laws;
  • monitors judicial and legislative developments to tax law and advises University departments accordingly;
  • conducts tax research and provides opinions on tax-related matters;
  • advises University departments on the preparation of tax-related forms, applications, returns, and supporting documentation;
  • provides tax planning advice related to contract terms and/or conditions to mitigate adverse tax consequences in connection with future activities; and
  • serves as University liaison with tax authorities, external legal counsel, and consulting firms on tax-related matters.

Click on Tax Guide for Academic and Administrative Departments on the left for information related to:

  • University’s Tax-Exempt Status
  • Unrelated Business Income Tax
  • Scholarships and Fellowship Grants
  • Fringe Benefits
    • Employer-Provided Vehicles

Please consult with the Office of Tax Compliance for questions concerning tax matters.

Benna Williams
Risk Management and Tax Specialist
MC 6829
1301 West Chautauqua
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: 618/453-4812
Fax: 618/453-5442