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IRS Offers New “International Topic Index” of Tax Information for International Payments and Taxpayers

IRS Offers New “International Topic Index” of Tax Information for International Payments and Taxpayers

The IRS introduced a new service called the International Topic Index which will help both payers and recipients understand U.S. tax requirements relating to international transactions and filing requirements. The index will help individuals quickly locate relevant information from IRS informational pages, FAQs, forms, instructions, publications and other information sources. Topics are organized using IRS … Read More

Upcoming ONESOURCE Trust Tax and Tax Information Reporting Webcasts

Upcoming ONESOURCE Trust Tax and Tax Information Reporting Webcasts

This May, join our Trust Tax and Tax Information Reporting experts as we wrap up our three part series on FATCA for trusts and begin a two-part series on payments to foreign vendors. Webcast Details: FATCA Compliance Implementation Part 3 for U.S. Payers in Trust, Bank and Brokerage Date: Wednesday, May 22 Time: 2:00 PM … Read More

IRS Private Rulings on Tax Reporting of Account-opening Bonus Payments for IRAs and 529 Plans

IRS Private Rulings on Tax Reporting of Account-opening Bonus Payments for IRAs and 529 Plans

The Internal Revenue Service has issued two private letter rulings concerning the reportability of a cash bonus credited to a customer’s IRA account – or to a section 529 higher education savings plan account – as an account-opening incentive. In both rulings, the IRS held that an IRA new-account incentive bonus required no 1099 reporting. … Read More

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

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IRS Releases Schema of the List of FATCA-compliant Foreign Financial Institutions

Under FATCA, payers (referred to in tax parlance as “withholding agents”) must withhold tax on certain payments to foreign financial institutions (FFIs) that do not agree to report certain information about their U.S. accounts or accounts of certain foreign entities with substantial U.S. owners. An FFI may agree to report certain information about its … Read More