LALSI Faculty Resources

Below are instructions and forms for Faculty Members when inviting guests to speak at Fordham.

LALSI's Course Enrichment Program (COREP) Form, (pdf) and (docx) versions available
This is an internal form used by LALSI to classify all Honorariums for Guests who were invited to speak during the host Professor's class.

Fordham University Independent Contractor Agreement
This is an internal form used by Fordham as a contractual agreement between our Guests and the University. This form is used as confirmation that the Guest agrees to perform said services for the amount agreed upon. This form may be prepared by LALSI staff or the Inviting Professor, but it must be signed by the Guest.

Tax Forms

Only one of the following forms will be used per guest:

  • The W-9 Form (U.S. Citizens)
    This form is used in the U.S. Income tax system by Fordham University, who must file an information return with the IRS. It requests the name, address, and taxpayer identification information of a taxpayer (in the form of a Social Security Number (SSN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN)). This form must be signed by the guest and returned to the LALSI Office and/or email address. If the SSN is provided, no receipts are required and payment of services will proceed as an HonorariumIf an EIN is provided, detailed receipts of the services provided are required and payment will proceed as an Invoice Payment.  
  • The W-8BEN (Non-U.S. Citizens)
    This is an IRS form is used to confirm you’re not a U.S. taxpayer and that Fordham University is not required to withhold taxes from your earnings. This form must be signed by the guest and returned to the LALSI Office.
  • The W-7 (Non-U.S. Citizen Permanent Residents)
    Use this form to apply for an IRS individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). An ITIN is a nine-digit number issued by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to individuals who are required for U.S. tax purposes to have a U.S. taxpayer identification number but who do not have and are not eligible to get a social security number (SSN). This form must be signed by the guest and returned to the LALSI Office.

Once the LALSI Admins submit the necessary forms, please allow up to two months for payment processing.