Tax & Compliance

The University's Senior Director of Tax and Compliance supports Sonoma State's primary educational mission by ensuring that the campus community is in compliance with federal, state, local, and international tax laws and protecting the University's tax-exempt status. The University's Tax and Compliance Department contributes the following:

  • Partners with the campus community on tax compliance matters related to University operations in the areas of nonresident alien (NRA), payroll, excise, and sales & use taxes, and Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) matters.
  • Provides continuing education training to University personnel to ensure compliance with tax regulation changes, news, and information
  • Monitors federal, state, local and international tax law developments related to the campus community
  • Conducts tax research and prepares tax communications on University tax matters
  • Assists the campus community to mitigate tax risk exposures in connection with University functions and activities.

The Senior Director of Tax and Compliance also acts as an information resource to the campus community in the tax topics of property tax exemptions, employee fringe benefits, taxable moving/relocation expenses, excise taxes, occupancy taxes, and Form 1098-T tax reporting.


Effective April 1, 2019 New Sales/Use Tax Rates

Sales/Use Tax Rate Guidelines