Tax Office

The Tax Office is part of the Financial Operations Office which falls under the Finance Division at the College of William & Mary. 

Our primary mission is to ensure compliance with various tax laws and regulations promulgated by the United State federal government, the Commonwealth of Virginia and any local government jurisdictions and develop (and enforce) appropriate policies and procedures in order to meet compliance requirements and protect the College's tax-exempt status.

The tax services offered by the Tax Office at the College are informational and procedural in nature.  We cannot provide individual income tax advice or consulting to students or employees.  The College as an institution does not advise on any personal income tax requirements or issues. Use of any information from this site or any other website referred to is for general information only and does not represent personal tax advice either expressed or implied. You are encouraged to seek professional tax advice for personal income tax questions and assistance.

Any questions NOT addressed by this website may be directed to [[clfellows, Cindi L. Fellows]] via email or phone (757) 221-2497


  • Federal Tax ID (EIN):  
    • COLLEGE:  54-6001718
    • VIMS:  54-6001802
  • IRS W-9 Form:
    • COLLEGE:  If your department is receiving payments, then you may be asked for a completed College W-9 Form.  If such occurs, send your request to [[clfellows, Cindi L. Fellows]], who will provide the vendor with the College's most current W-9 Form in a timely manner.
    • VENDOR:  The College is required to have a W-9 Form on file for all disbursement vendors.  If you are requesting a disbursment to a NEW vendor of the College, then have the vendor complete a W-9 Form (prior to requesting payment), attach it to the Vendor Payment Request Form, and submit it to the Accounts Payable Office, who will update the College's Vendor database and provide payment to the vendor.
  • Federal Tax Status:
    • The College is not a 501(c)3 organization. We are classified as an exempt organization due to our relationship with the Commonwealth of Virginia as a State Agency. Therefore, the College does not have an IRS determination letter as requested by many granting agency. However, if a granting agency can only give to a 501(c)3 organization, then it is suggested that they give monies directly to The College of William and Mary Foundation, which is a 501(c)3 organization. Contact [[smchamberlin, Stephen Chamberlin]] for further information about the Foundation.