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IRS Releases New FAQs to Help Payers Understand the New Tax Reporting of Form 1099-K (I.R.C. Section 6050W)

IRS Releases New FAQs to Help Payers Understand the New Tax Reporting of Form 1099-K (I.R.C. Section 6050W)

The IRS has revised and updated the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) posted on the IRS website for payers who need to know about Form 1099-K reporting.  The updated FAQs are at http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=249029,00.html. They cover developments as recent as the postponement of the start of backup withholding on Form 1099-K payables (to the beginning of 2013 instead … Read More

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New W-9 (Rev. Dec 2011) Released

Over the past nine months, the IRS received multiple complaints about the recently released W-9 (Rev. Jan 2011). Criticism centered on the tax classification area, where the word, required, was added. This led filers to believe that the tax classification section was mandatory, where, in fact, it is not. Due to the high number of complaints, the IRS released a … Read More

QIs Have No Choice with Regard to FATCA

QIs Have No Choice with Regard to FATCA

In last week’s EEI conference, it was announced that Qualified Intermediaries (QIs) will have no choice but to register to become a Participating Foreign Financial Institution (PFFI). This announcement came as quite a shock to some of the QIs that attended the Washington event, who assumed that they have the choice of becoming a non-participating … Read More

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Positive Future Changes for the W-8BEN

In last week’s EEI conference, Michael Danilack, Deputy Commissioner at the IRS, announced some positive changes for those having to collect and audit the W-8BEN. The term he used was “clearing the underbrush” which, in essence, means that the IRS is aware that they have been too strict on the validation rules of the W-8BEN in … Read More

Form 1099 Changes to Note as You Prepare for Year-End Statements and Filing

Form 1099 Changes to Note as You Prepare for Year-End Statements and Filing

Notes that may help you plan your Form 1099 reporting season: Your company’s logo, slogans or advertising are not permitted on the Form 1099 statements you send out to report amounts paid in 2011 and later years. This is the new rule, though we’re still waiting for the IRS to issue specific clarifications or explanations of … Read More

IRS Clarifies How Electronic Records Must Be Furnished for Examination

IRS Clarifies How Electronic Records Must Be Furnished for Examination

The IRS Small Business/Self Employed (SB/SE) division, which is heavily involved in Form 1099 tax reporting and withholding among other issues, recently released some details of how electronic accounting records (instead of books and records on paper) are to be furnished in response to an IRS Information Document Request (IDR).  The IRS will want your backup … Read More