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Division of Human Resources-Newsletter
Topics included in the January 18, 2002 issue:

* GTA/GRA Health Insurance
* KanElect - 2001
* Revised Form 8233 and New Tax Treaty for 2002

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GTA/GRA Health Insurance
As you hire or reappoint graduate teaching assistants and/or graduate research assistants for the spring 2002 semester please advise each student about the available GTA/GRA health insurance plan. Persons appointed .5 FTE for two consecutive semesters as a graduate teaching or graduate research assistant are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan.

A brochure describing the plan provisions and enrollment card (including premium rates) is available at the following web site: www.student-resources.net.

Questions concerning this plan should be directed to Student Resources at 1-800-767-0700 or e-mail: info@student-resources.net.

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KanElect - 2001
Please remind your department employees who participated in the KanElect program in 2001 that they have until March 31, 2002 to submit claims for any services occurring between January 1, 2001 and December 31, 2001.

Claim forms are available at the following web site: http://www.ksu.edu/hr/forms/kanelect.pdf.

Questions should be directed to ASI at 1-800-366-4827.

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Revised Form 8233 and New Tax Treaty for 2002
Form 8233, (Rev. December 2001) Exemption From Withholding on Compensation for Independent (and Certain Dependent) Personal Services of a Nonresident Alien Individual has been released by the IRS. Effectively immediately this form replaces the current 8233 that nonresident aliens (foreign nationals) are using to claim tax treaty benefits where applicable. The new form and the IRS instructions are available on the HR web page http://www.ksu.edu/hr/infomgmt/imalienform.htm as well as the IRS website. http://www.irs.gov/forms_pubs/index.html

Effective January 1, 2002 a new treaty went into effect between the United States and Slovenia. This treaty covers both teachers/researchers and students. As a reminder in order for nonresident aliens to receive tax treaty benefits, Form 8233 and the appropriate Revenue Procedure Form 87-9 (teachers/researchers) or 87-8 (students) must be submitted to Human Resources. For a complete summary of the countries that have tax treaty benefits and the revenue procedure forms please refer to the following website http://www.ksu.edu/hr/infomgmt/treatysum.htm#tts

Questions may be referred to Frieda Beat, (785) 532-1884 or Stephanie Puett, (785) 532-1893.

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"When you make mistakes, it means you're making the attempt. When you're successfully moving past those mistakes, learning what they have to teach, then you're headed directly for achievement." - Ralph Marston

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Kansas State University
Division of Human Resources
103 Edwards Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-4801
Phone (785) 532-6277 Fax (785) 532-6095
Visit us on the web at http://www.ksu.edu/hr/


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Kansas State University
January 18, 2002