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Tax Compliance at Kent State University

Though the University is exempt from federal and state income taxes on revenue from activities related primarily to education and secondarily, research, the University is subject to reporting as an employer and vendor to the Internal Revenue Service and various other taxing authorities.  

The tax function is responsible for tax reporting and compliance in the areas of sales tax, real estate tax, unrelated business income tax, employment tax withholding/reporting, and income tax withholding/reporting.


Paula S. DiVencenzo, CPA, M. Tax
Tax Manager
Financial Reporting and Cash Management
Treasury & Tax Services
232 Schwartz Center
Kent, OH 44242-0001
Phone 330-672-8622
Fax 330-672-5434


The tax website is expressly intended for the purposes of providing information on various tax matters encountered by Kent State University's staff, faculty, and students.    This information contained within the website and on any attachments is provided only as a guide and is not intended as tax advice.  Please consult the tax manager on matters that pertain to the University.  We recommend that you seek professional tax advice from a qualified accountant or attorney for guidance on your specific tax obligations.