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Meet a Roadrunner

By Kris Rodriguez

(July 23, 2014) -- Meet Sumeyra Tek. For the last four years, the 31-year-old native of Turkey and her husband have been helping families fleeing persecution from their native homelands adjust to their new lives in San Antonio.

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Honorarium

Honoraria are payments made to a professional person for services where compensation is not legally or normally required. Any payment made to an NRA is reportable income to the IRS and subject to 30% federal tax withholding unless exempted by a tax treaty.


The NRA will need either an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) or a Social Security Number (SSN)  to be able to be considered for tax treaty treatment. The individual will also need to file a tax return by April 15 of the following year.


Honorariums can be paid to the following visa types: B-1, B-2, WB, WT and J-1.

Additional information

Eligibility to receive an honorarium is not only determined by the visa type but also the 9-5-6 Test. In order to qualify under the 9-5-6 test a visitor can be present at UTSA for no longer than 9 days and have not accepted payment or expenses from more than 5 institutions in the previous 6 months.