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Who Is a U.S. Citizen and Why It Matters: Part 3 – Who Has U.S. Citizenship?

Who Is a U.S. Citizen and Why It Matters: Part 3 – Who Has U.S. Citizenship?

The 14th amendment to the Constitution of the United States confers U.S. citizenship status on individuals born or naturalized in the U.S. The Supreme Court has upheld the right of Congress to determine how citizenship is conferred to individuals not born or naturalized in the U.S. As a result, citizenship may be conferred by: 1) … Read More

IRS Makes Changes in Processing Central Withholding Agreements for Foreign Entertainers and Athletes

IRS Makes Changes in Processing Central Withholding Agreements for Foreign Entertainers and Athletes

Central Withholding Agreements (CWAs) are used by foreign athletes and entertainers who are planning a tour of the United States to arrange in advance an amount of U.S. income tax to be withheld on payments of income for events that are listed in the CWA, generally at a lower rate than would apply without a CWA. 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

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

NEW W-8IMY FORM:  DRAFT RELEASED BY IRS

NEW W-8IMY FORM: DRAFT RELEASED BY IRS

The third in a series of revised Forms W-8 has been released, in draft form, by the IRS.  The draft Form W-8IMY, Certificate of Foreign Intermediary, Foreign Flow-Through Entity, or Certain U.S. Branches for United States Tax Withholding, is part of the process of making the W-8 series of forms serve for purposes of compliance … Read More