University Tax Information for Public Review

LAST UPDATED: February 24, 2011

What You Should Know

Princeton University makes several tax-related documents available for public review, including the University’s most recent tax returns, our tax exemption determination letter from the IRS, our U.S. tax residency certificate, and the University’s taxpayer identification number (W-9).

Tax Returns & Tax Residency Certificates

You may request copies of the University’s:

  • Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax;
  • Form 990-T, Exempt Organization Business Income Tax Return; and
  • Form 6166, the University’s U.S. Tax Residency Certificate.

The University charges a fee for the cost of copying and mailing, if applicable. You may pay this fee by check or cash. There is no fee for Form 6166 requests.

E-mail Requests  Please send your request to Provide all necessary contact information. There is no charge for electronic copies of the requested information.

In-Person Requests  You may request returns in person during the normal business hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. The tax department is located at 701 Carnegie Center Building at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey. You will be required to fill out a 990 & 990-T Public Inspection Request Form and pay any related fees.

Written Requests  To receive a copy of the University’s tax returns by mail, send a written request to:

Princeton University, Tax Department
701 Carnegie Center, Suite 438
Princeton, NJ 08540

Your request letter must include your name and the address to which the copy of the return should be delivered. The University will calculate the cost of copying and mailing and notify you of the fee. Within 30 days of receipt of a check for the amount of postage and copying, the University will send the copy or copies to you.


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