Tax & Accounting Blog

IRS Issues New Guidance on Trust and Estate Administration Costs Subject to the 2% Floor

IRS Issues New Guidance on Trust and Estate Administration Costs Subject to the 2% Floor

In light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Knight v. Com., the IRS has withdrawn previously issued proposed regs and, consistent with that decision, provided new guidance on which costs incurred by estates and non-grantor trusts are subject to the Code Sec. 67(a)’s 2% floor for miscellaneous itemized deductions. In accord with the Knight decision, … Read More

California Tax Board Offers a Step-by-Step Chart for Nonresident and Backup Withholding

California Tax Board Offers a Step-by-Step Chart for Nonresident and Backup Withholding

If you’re making vendor payments for a California business location, you need to watch out for payments that are subject to the State of California’s 7% withholding requirements. The California Franchise Tax Board has just issued a new chart, which they hope will make the process easier to understand. The new two-page chart is posted on the … Read More

Information Reporting on Form 1042-S, A New Challenge for Accounts Payable – Part 10: Exemption Codes

Information Reporting on Form 1042-S, A New Challenge for Accounts Payable – Part 10: Exemption Codes

Exemption Codes indicate the reason that taxes were not withheld on the gross income being reported. Exemption Codes typically used for payments to foreign vendors are 00, 01, 02, 03, and 04. Code 00 in the Exemption Code field indicates the gross income was subject to NRA withholding. Exemption Code 00 is also used to … Read More

Information Reporting on Form 1042-S, A New Challenge for Accounts Payable – Part 8: Compensation for Service Fees Income Codes

Information Reporting on Form 1042-S, A New Challenge for Accounts Payable – Part 8: Compensation for Service Fees Income Codes

IRS Publication 515, Table 2, Compensation for Personal Services Performed in United States Exempt from Withholding and U.S. Income Tax Under Income Tax Treaties, assigns Income Codes to the categories of income described in the table and describes the various limitations that apply to each type of income. All of the following Income Codes … Read More

Indiana changes in state income tax withholding deposit and reporting

Indiana changes in state income tax withholding deposit and reporting

If you withhold Indiana personal income tax from retirement distributions, be alert for procedural changes in remitting and reporting to the Indiana Department of Revenue in 2013.  Effective January 1, 2013, all entities that withhold Indiana income tax must remit the withheld taxes electronically and file the withholding report WH-1 electronically.  Electronic filing and reporting … Read More

Form 1099: Pennsylvania has new requirement for 1099-MISC reporting for 2012

Form 1099: Pennsylvania has new requirement for 1099-MISC reporting for 2012

A new Pennsylvania tax law requires Form 1099-MISC reporting of some types of payments, beginning with reportable payments made in calendar year 2012 (reported in 2013).  Pennsylvania is not a participating state in the IRS Combined Federal/State Filing Program, so reportable 1099-MISC information will have to be filed directly to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. … Read More