At a Glance: Visa and Tax Policies for Foreign Guest Artists
The League is a global leader in helping artists – and the organizations that present them – as they navigate the U.S. visa process and tax withholding requirements. In a coordinated effort with other national performing arts organizations, orchestras are working with the White House, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), State Department, Treasury, and Congress to urge ongoing improvements to the visa process and tax procedures.
We urge USCIS to reinstate the traditional expedite process; call on Congress to re-introduce the Arts Require Timely Service (ARTS) provision; request that the State Department improve the visa process at consulates worldwide; and, ask Treasury to measurably improve withholding and tax identification procedures.
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