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When I Grow Up, I Want to be a Tax Accountant

When I Grow Up, I Want to be a Tax Accountant

As we wrap up the year and start preparing for 2012, our team wanted to share this video with you. Once upon a time, when we were young, we imagined what life would be like when we grew up. Some of us may have thought, “When I grow up, I want to be … Read More

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Why the Nature of Income Paid to Foreign Vendors Matters

U.S. organizations making payments to vendors must determine whether the vendor is a U.S. person or a non-U.S. person because only payments to U.S. persons (actual or presumed) are covered by Form 1099 rules and procedures. The term, U.S. persons, includes U.S. citizens, resident aliens (based on I.R.C. Section 7701(b), the tax residency rules) and … Read More

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Residency for Treaty Purposes: Corporations

The United States has income tax treaties with over 60 countries for the purpose of avoiding double taxation. The Residency Article of an applicable income tax treaty sets forth rules for determining which entities and individuals (collectively, persons) are residents of a country for purposes of the treaty. As the IRS expands its compliance enforcement with … Read More

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Substitute Statements to Recipients and Publication 1179

With tax information reporting deadlines looming in February, software vendors are doing their best to apply new rules from the draft of Publication 1179, General Rules and Specifications for Substitute Forms 1096, 1098, 1099, 5498, and Certain Other Information Returns. The draft publication was released late in October and updated again on December 2, but … Read More

Oregon Requires Form 1099-MISC and 1099-R Reporting this Year

Oregon Requires Form 1099-MISC and 1099-R Reporting this Year

This has been a very busy year in Form 1099 reporting, but when you are planning your 1099 preparation timeline for payments made in 2011, remember that tax laws in Oregon have changed. After many years of not requiring 1099 reporting, Oregon now has rules for reporting Forms 1099-MISC, 1099-R, 1099-G and W-2G directly to the … Read More

Understanding FATCA  – Part 2 of 3

Understanding FATCA – Part 2 of 3

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is intended to increase transparency for the IRS with respect to US persons that may be investing and earning US income through non-US institutions.  It is clear that the new FATCA reporting and withholding regime will impact not only processes and procedures designed to mitigate risk and ensure … Read More