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IRS Issues Draft of Form 1042 for 2014, to Report Withholding on U.S. Source Income of Foreign Persons

IRS Issues Draft of Form 1042 for 2014, to Report Withholding on U.S. Source Income of Foreign Persons

The IRS has issued a draft of Form 1042 for calendar year 2014 reporting. The first use of the new version of this information reporting form will be the reconciliation of 2014 withholding, due date Match 15, 2015. A draft of the form can viewed on the IRS website. The IRS has not yet … Read More

Ask the Expert: If a payee returns prior-year money to you, do you have to “correct” the 1099-MISC you issued for that prior year?

Ask the Expert: If a payee returns prior-year money to you, do you have to “correct” the 1099-MISC you issued for that prior year?

Question: If a payee returns prior-year money to you, do you have to “correct” the 1099-MISC you issued for that prior year? Answer from Marianne Couch of COKALA Tax Information Reporting Services: This question came up in several different contexts recently. An overpayment of royalties was returned to the payer by personal check; an overpayment … Read More

Form 1042/1042-S-Related Penalties Part 1: Failure to Meet Withholding Obligations.

Form 1042/1042-S-Related Penalties Part 1: Failure to Meet Withholding Obligations.

The IRS enforces compliance with withholding obligations by collecting the underwithheld tax from payers who fail to meet their obligations to withhold and timely pay overwithheld taxes. Assessments are increased for penalties as provided by the Code (and explained in the instructions for the various forms) and for interest computed on the taxes and penalties. … Read More

Kentucky’s New System Will Assign a Single ID Number for all State Agency Filings

Kentucky’s New System Will Assign a Single ID Number for all State Agency Filings

Under new legislation passed by the Kentucky Legislature and signed by Governor Steve Beshear on March 21, state government will implement a new business identification system in which a business will be assigned a single identifying number. HB 343 created a new section of Chapter 14, Kentucky Revised Statutes, to require the Kentucky One-Stop … Read More

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Cayman Islands will Adopt an Intergovernmental Agreement for FATCA Implementation

The Cayman Islands Government has announced that it will adopt an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the United States for implementation of the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, commonly known as FATCA. The Caymans-U.S. IGA will follow the “Model 1” for FATCA cooperation which was drafted by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, giving the … Read More

Ask the Expert: Can Paper W-9s be Destroyed after Scanning into your Electronic System?

Ask the Expert: Can Paper W-9s be Destroyed after Scanning into your Electronic System?

Question: Can Paper W-9s be Destroyed after Scanning into your Electronic System? Answer from Marianne Couch, principal COKALA Tax Information Reporting Services: You can destroy the original paper Forms W-9 if your electronic system and your procedures meet IRS requirements. Field Service Advice 200229011, posted on April 8, 2002 states: “If Taxpayer complies with the … Read More