The mission of the Financial Affairs Tax Department is to guide the University in matters of international, federal, state and local taxation. The Tax Department creates and monitors policies and procedures for tax law compliance and the protection of the University’s tax exempt status.

We are responsible for: 

The Tax Department does not provide personal income tax advice to students or employees.

All Form W-2 questions should be directed to Payroll Services at 

All Form 1098-T questions should be directed to the Office of Billing and Payment Services at

University Tax Department Team

  • John C. Kotwicki, CPA, Associate Vice President for Tax & Special Assistant to the Vice President for Finance 
  • Laura D. Benner, CPA, Director of Tax 
  • Julia Asel, CPA, Tax Manager 
  • Lawrence H. Smith, Senior Tax Accountant

Contact the Tax Department

  • E-mail:
  • Fax: 202-687-5758
  • Mail:  Georgetown University Tax Department   37th & O Streets, NW, Box 571173  Washington, DC 20057-1173 
  • Our Office Location: 2121 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20007