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Ask the Expert: Is it a problem that we have received a Form W-9 with a taxpayer ID number starting with a “9”?

Ask the Expert: Is it a problem that we have received a Form W-9 with a taxpayer ID number starting with a “9”?

Question: Is it a problem that we have received a Form W-9 with a taxpayer ID number starting with a “9”? Answer from Marianne Couch of COKALA Tax Information Reporting Services: Not all TINs beginning with a “9” are a problem. It is true that social security numbers (SSNs) never begin with a “9”. When … 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

Thomson Reuters Nonresident Alien Taxation Educational Webcasts Begin April 23

Thomson Reuters Nonresident Alien Taxation Educational Webcasts Begin April 23

Withholding and reporting on payments to foreign employees, students, and scholars are not simple. In addition to the rules and procedures for special withholding and reporting, there are also immigration- and tax treaty-related rules and procedures to follow to ensure compliance. ONESOURCE Nonresident Alien Taxation from Thomson Reuters offers a series of educational webcasts to … Read More

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Highlights of the Form 1042-S Changes

As we alerted readers in an earlier blog post, 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 (reporting you will do in 2015). A copy of the draft form is available to view on the … 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