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Deborah has not seen this posted so I am re-sending on her behalf… can anyone provide her guidance on this? Thanks Marg

 



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From: Deborah Tafil <dtafil@umn.edu>
Date: Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 2:53 PM
Subject: Microsoft Home Use Program Question
To: The EDUCAUSE Software Licensing Issues Constituent Group Listserv <LICENSING@listserv.educause.edu>


Hi all,

I know that there have been at least a couple of threads about the MS Home Use Program, but I haven't seen this item addressed & sorry in advance if this is a little long..

Here at the University of Minnesota, we are working on implementing the Microsoft Home Use Program.

I sent the Terms & Conditions to our UMN legal counsel office for review and they sent it along to the UMN tax department.  Both are concerned about possible tax implications that the program might have ("..company may be subject to Fringe Benefits Tax ("FBT") and the user should consult independent advice on the subject.."). 

They are looking into it further and will get back to me soon, but in the meantime I thought I'd reach out to the group to see if any others:

1. Are taking part in this program?
2. What, if anything you've found out about tax implications through this program?
3. How are you securing the Program code, which is unique to your University?

Main MS Home Use page:http://www.microsofthup.com/
Program FAQs: http://www.microsofthup.com/hupus/faq.aspx?culture=en-US
User Terms: http://www.microsofthup.com/hupus/terms.aspx - see item 3.
Terms of Use:http://www.microsofthup.com/hupus/termsofuse.aspx?culture=en-US

Thank you in advance,
  ..Deborah


--
Deborah Tafil
Software License Program Coordinator
University of Minnesota
Office of Information Technology
612-625-2305

 

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

Comments

Afternoon,
We are using the home use programs and currently have the code on our KB which faculty/staff need to authenticate to get to.  As added insurance, faculty/staff have to use their university email to procure the software in addition to using the code.  We have not had any issues in regards to FB and are happy with the fact that we really do not have to manage anything.
-Stephanie



Stephanie Trowbridge

Academic Technology Portfolio Manager

Northeastern University

360 Huntington Ave.  MS 2 ELL

Boston, MA  02115

Phone:  617.373.4581

Cell:  617.438.7108

Fax:  617.373.4354

 



From: <Knox>, Marg <mknox@AUSTIN.UTEXAS.EDU>
Reply-To: The EDUCAUSE Software Licensing Issues Constituent Group Listserv <LICENSING@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
To: "LICENSING@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU" <LICENSING@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: [LICENSING] Microsoft Home Use Program Question

Deborah has not seen this posted so I am re-sending on her behalf… can anyone provide her guidance on this? Thanks Marg

 



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Deborah Tafil <dtafil@umn.edu>
Date: Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 2:53 PM
Subject: Microsoft Home Use Program Question
To: The EDUCAUSE Software Licensing Issues Constituent Group Listserv <LICENSING@listserv.educause.edu>


Hi all,

I know that there have been at least a couple of threads about the MS Home Use Program, but I haven't seen this item addressed & sorry in advance if this is a little long..

Here at the University of Minnesota, we are working on implementing the Microsoft Home Use Program.

I sent the Terms & Conditions to our UMN legal counsel office for review and they sent it along to the UMN tax department.  Both are concerned about possible tax implications that the program might have ("..company may be subject to Fringe Benefits Tax ("FBT") and the user should consult independent advice on the subject.."). 

They are looking into it further and will get back to me soon, but in the meantime I thought I'd reach out to the group to see if any others:

1. Are taking part in this program?
2. What, if anything you've found out about tax implications through this program?
3. How are you securing the Program code, which is unique to your University?

Main MS Home Use page:http://www.microsofthup.com/
Program FAQs: http://www.microsofthup.com/hupus/faq.aspx?culture=en-US
User Terms: http://www.microsofthup.com/hupus/terms.aspx - see item 3.
Terms of Use:http://www.microsofthup.com/hupus/termsofuse.aspx?culture=en-US

Thank you in advance,
  ..Deborah


--
Deborah Tafil
Software License Program Coordinator
University of Minnesota
Office of Information Technology
612-625-2305

 

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

We currently have this "on hold" because our Legal Counsel had the same concerns about possible tax implications.

Ruth Ginzberg, CISSP, CTPS
Sr. I.T. Procurement Specialist
University of Wisconsin System

rginzberg@uwsa.edu
608-890-3961


From: "Marg Knox" <mknox@AUSTIN.UTEXAS.EDU>
To: LICENSING@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2012 2:29:05 PM
Subject: [LICENSING] Microsoft Home Use Program Question

Deborah has not seen this posted so I am re-sending on her behalf… can anyone provide her guidance on this? Thanks Marg

 



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Deborah Tafil <dtafil@umn.edu>
Date: Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 2:53 PM
Subject: Microsoft Home Use Program Question
To: The EDUCAUSE Software Licensing Issues Constituent Group Listserv <LICENSING@listserv.educause.edu>


Hi all,

I know that there have been at least a couple of threads about the MS Home Use Program, but I haven't seen this item addressed & sorry in advance if this is a little long..

Here at the University of Minnesota, we are working on implementing the Microsoft Home Use Program.

I sent the Terms & Conditions to our UMN legal counsel office for review and they sent it along to the UMN tax department.  Both are concerned about possible tax implications that the program might have ("..company may be subject to Fringe Benefits Tax ("FBT") and the user should consult independent advice on the subject.."). 

They are looking into it further and will get back to me soon, but in the meantime I thought I'd reach out to the group to see if any others:

1. Are taking part in this program?
2. What, if anything you've found out about tax implications through this program?
3. How are you securing the Program code, which is unique to your University?

Main MS Home Use page:http://www.microsofthup.com/
Program FAQs: http://www.microsofthup.com/hupus/faq.aspx?culture=en-US
User Terms: http://www.microsofthup.com/hupus/terms.aspx - see item 3.
Terms of Use:http://www.microsofthup.com/hupus/termsofuse.aspx?culture=en-US

Thank you in advance,
  ..Deborah


--
Deborah Tafil
Software License Program Coordinator
University of Minnesota
Office of Information Technology
612-625-2305

 

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.


********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

Message from mknox@austin.utexas.edu

We mostly use the work-at-home so it is not an issue (I assume we are talking about faculty/staff, correct Deborah)?

 

At UT, we base related decisions on Texas Ethics Commission rulings so we have incidental use policies. Assuming something is not interfering with work (people are judged on work performance), if use of our UT) IT resources is incidental to their work usage, that might be an avenue we would use. Incidental for us includes the notion that it does not cost the State extra money. And this would not. The primary reason employee would have e this is to help do work. Just an idea to consider.

 

It MIGHT also fall under the recent changes (a year or so ago) on how (UT) laptops and cell phones are now clarified to not be taxable by IRS. That was a bit murky for a while.

 

 

I am NOT a tax attorney (nor attorney) , just providing some ideas.

 

____________________________________________________

Margaret H. Knox                  mknox@utsystem.edu

 

Chief Information Officer (CIO)     (512)322-3774   

The University of Texas System

CTJ 2.218 78701

      

 

Message from mike.ferdinando@cornell.edu

That’s exactly what we do at Cornell University.

 

--Mike

 

 

Mike Ferdinando

CIT Support Services

Service Manager – CU Software

Cornell Information Technologies

Suite 220 CCC Bldg, Cornell University, Ithaca NY 14853

607-254-8743  |  mike.ferdinando@cornell.edu