Tax & Accounting Blog

Common W-8BEN Validation Issues

W-8BEN forms are notorious for being difficult to complete. Here are some of the most common errors found on the Form W-8BEN that, if present, may deem that client to be undocumented. Cross reference your documentation against these common errors to ensure documentation compliance. Name Mis-Match The name on line 1 of the W-8BEN needs … Read More

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What Is the Difference between a Qualified Intermediary and Non-Qualified Intermediary?

Although the Qualified Intermediary (QI) regime has been around for quite some time, simple questions surrounding the terminology and structure still remain quite common. For example, what is an Intermediary, a Qualified Intermediary, and a Non-Qualified Intermediary? An Intermediary is any person or organisation holding securities other than for its own account. A Qualified Intermediary is a … Read More

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IRS Resources for Identifying Tax-Exempt Organizations

A tax-exempt organization is an exempt recipient for purposes of tax information reporting, being generally exempt from being reported on a Form 1099.  The organization generally claims this exempt status on the Form W-9 it furnishes to you.  But, if you do not have a W-9, an alternate rule permits a payor to treat an … Read More

Join Us at the 2011 Tax Information Reporting Forum

Join Us at the 2011 Tax Information Reporting Forum

Information Reporting (1099) is becoming more complicated and the risks relating to non-compliance or inaccurate reporting are high. These recent changes to FATCA, 1099 reporting, 1042 and 1042-S, foreign reporting and cost-basis reporting will affect your business, whether it’s a corporation, a bank, trust department, or wealth management firm. Join us for a two-day, in-depth … Read More