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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

New Draft of Form 1042-S for 2014 Released and IRS Accepting Comments

New Draft of Form 1042-S for 2014 Released and IRS Accepting Comments

The IRS has published the highly anticipated draft of an all-new Form 1042-S, Foreign Person’s U.S. Source Income Subject to Withholding, for use in reporting 2014 income payments. The many changes in this Form 1042-S are designed to accommodate reporting of information relating to both Internal Revenue Code Chapter 3 withholding at source on payments … Read More

Net Investment Income Tax:  IRS Website FAQs Can Help Answer Some Questions

Net Investment Income Tax: IRS Website FAQs Can Help Answer Some Questions

The Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT), the new 3.8% tax on certain net investment income of individuals, estates and trusts that have income above threshold amounts, is now in effect. The IRS has posted a list of FAQs, which can help answer some client questions about the NIIT, at http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/Net-Investment-Income-Tax-FAQs. Tax counsel advice … Read More

Utah Assessments Impacted By The Presence Of An Endangered Species

Utah Assessments Impacted By The Presence Of An Endangered Species

Utah legislation has enacted House Bill H112 (effective 1/1/2014), which provides a provision related to the assessment of property if a threatened or endangered species is present. When assessing the fair market value of property, a county assessor must consider whether a threatened or endangered species is present on any portion of the property, including … Read More

April Webcasts For Trust Tax, AP, and Nonprofits

April Webcasts For Trust Tax, AP, and Nonprofits

The end of tax season is a perfect opportunity to enhance your knowledge on FATCA updates, as well as the often confusing area of nonresident alien taxation. Webcast Details: FATCA Compliance Implementation Part 2 for U.S. Payers in Trust, Bank and Brokerage Date: Wednesday, April 17 Time: 2:00 PM ET | 1:00 PM CT | … Read More