TAP Tax Reimbursement Program

HUCTW negotiated the  TAP Tax Reimbursement Fund with Harvard in order to help our members recoup a significant portion of the tax cost from non job-related, graduate-level classes taken using the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). Members who take two or more such classes during the 2023 calendar year may have between $1,000 – $12,000 in taxes withheld from their paychecks due to the University’s  TAP Tax Policy.

Eligibility for the current application cycle: If you took one or more non-job-related graduate courses at Harvard during the spring 2023 and/or summer 2023 this program will provide partial reimbursement for any taxes that Harvard withheld from your paychecks related to those classes. Awards will be based on each applicant’s tax costs and the total number of applications we receive.

  • Application: Scroll down—the application is on the lower half of this page.
  • Deadline: September 6, 2023
  • Award Delivery: All members with eligible expenses who apply by the deadline will receive awards. We aim to deposit awards in paychecks by the end of September.
  • Please contact us at huctw.taptaxfund@huctw.org if you have questions about the new TAP Tax Reimbursement Program or the application process.


TAP Tax Reimbursement Application

Fill out the following application to apply for partial reimbursement of your TAP tax costs from the spring 2023 semester and/or the summer 2023 semester. If you encounter any problems with the application, please let us know right away.

Fill out the TAP Tax Fund Application below:

  • If you had TAP taxes withheld from your paychecks for the spring 2023 semester please upload your June 2, 2023 paystub from PeopleSoft to our secure server.

    If you are having TAP taxes withheld from your paychecks for the summer 2023 semester please upload your August 25,2023 paystub from PeopleSoft to our secure server.

    If you are having/had TAP taxes withheld from your paychecks for both semesters (spring and summer 2023), please upload both of the above mentioned paystubs.

    We need the relevant paystubs to show us how much tax you are having or had withheld from your paycheck each pay period. We cannot reimburse you unless we have the relevant paystub(s).

    You can download a particular paystub by navigating to the "Paychecks" menu in PeopleSoft. Under the "Check Date" list click on the relevant date in order to open the paystub for that date, and then click the download icon. You may need to unblock pop-ups to do this.

    Drop files here or