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New IRS Regulations Authorize a Broader Scope of Voluntary Federal Income Tax Withholding

New temporary and proposed federal tax regulations authorize an expansion of voluntary withholding of federal income tax, including withholding on payments for non-wage services. The temporary regulations (TD 9646) went into effect immediately, and the proposed regulations (REG-146620-13) are open for public comment through February 24, 2014. They authorize voluntary withholding to be expanded to … Read More

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Wisconsin Form 1099-MISC and 1099-R Filing Change Affects 2013 Reporting

Wisconsin has made a major change in Form 1099 reporting requirements, and it applies to reportable payments made in calendar year 2013 which are reportable to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue in 2014. As announced by the Wisconsin DOR, beginning in January 2014 employers and other persons who make payments that must be reported on … Read More

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IRS Releases Draft of Instructions for Form 1042 for 2014

On November 6, the IRS has released a draft of the new Instructions for Form 1042, Annual Withholding Tax Return for U.S. Source Income of Foreign Persons, for 2014. As the draft of the form itself, issued earlier this year without any instructions, showed, the IRS is making substantial changes in Form 1042 and expanding … Read More

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FATCA Compliance Updated by IRS Notice 2013-69

IRS Notice 2013-69 provides new guidance for foreign financial institutions (FFIs) that sign an FFI agreement with the IRS for compliance under FATCA (the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act). Notice 2013-69 also includes guidance for FFIs that are treated as reporting financial institutions under an applicable Model 2 intergovernmental agreement (IGA) between the United States … Read More

Regulations Require Updating of Employer Identification Numbers

Regulations Require Updating of Employer Identification Numbers

On May 3, 2013, the IRS issued final regulations that require any person assigned an employer identification number (EIN) to provide updated information to the IRS in the manner and frequency prescribed by forms, instructions, or other appropriate guidance.  These regulations affect persons with EINs and will enhance the IRS’s ability to maintain … Read More

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Why Nature of Income Paid to Foreign Vendors Matters Part 7 – Tax Treaty Exemptions from Withholding

A common withholding exemption is a claim under an applicable provision of an income tax treaty with the country of tax residence of the income’s beneficial owner. Such a claim must be made by the vendor on a valid Form W- 8BEN, or a Form 8233 in the case of treaty claims by individuals on … Read More