Nonresident Alien Information Reporting Using Forms 1042-S and W-8

Duration: 90 Minutes
How do you know whether you can accept a W-9 from someone or you must request a W-8 instead? What if you send them a 1099 when you should have sent them a 1042-S? How will you deal with the IRS demand for the backup withholding you failed to deduct from the Nonresident Alien's (NRAs) payments? The IRS is working hard to reduce the delinquent tax burden. They know we are becoming relatively compliant with our 1099 reporting, but they also know we are far less sure of ourselves when it comes to identifying and performing backup withholding on our NRAs. Collecting the tax due from NRAs working in the U.S. is a Tier 1 audit issue. This tax burden is minimized when companies making payments to NRAs for dependent and independent personal services properly withhold on these payments.
Nonresident Alien Information Reporting
Instructor: Miles Hutchinson
Product ID: 504986
Objectives of the Presentation
  • Identify the best tools available to identify your Nonresident Alien payees (NRA's) and bring your company into compliance with the 30% backup withholding requirements
  • Recognize and implement a solid plan to move your company toward regulatory compliance, efficiency improvements, standardized processes, & adequate documentation to ensure your NRA's are properly handled according to IRS and tax treaty regulations
  • Differentiate how to obtain the treaties and confirm exemption claims made by your NRA's with the IRS
Why Should you Attend
Join this webinar to obtain the knowledge necessary to identify your NRA payees and bring your company into compliance with the 30% backup withholding requirements. After this program, you can develop an effective plan to move your company, institution or clients toward complete regulatory compliance, efficiency improvements, standardized processes and adequate documentation, to ensure NRAs are properly handled according to IRS and tax treaty regulations. You will learn how to use the treaties and best practices to confirm exemption claims made by your NRAs with the IRS.

Areas Covered
  • How to determine whether Nonresident Aliens are working for you
  • The five variations of Forms W-8, including the new W-8BEN-E
  • How to determine which W-8 to provide to the NRA
  • How NRA individuals must support their claim of exemption from withholding
  • The best way to handle questions from NRAs who do not understand your requests or the forms
  • Tax treaties and how to use them to confirm a claim of exemption from or reduced rate of backup withholding
  • How to make your backup withholding deposits timely and keep the IRS from confusing them with your payroll tax and other withholding deposits
  • Form 1042-S and related forms for filing and reporting backup withholding on the annual withholding tax return
  • How to avoid the penalties for under-withholding and failure to report your NRAs
Who will Benefit
  • Information Reporting Officers
  • Tax Managers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Compliance Managers
  • CFOs
  • Controllers
  • Accounting Managers
  • Bank Managers
  • Auditors
  • Accounts Payable Managers
  • IT Managers and Risk Managers
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Instructor Profile:
Miles Hutchinson is a CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant) and experienced businessman. He has been an auditor with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Chief Financial Officer of a $1 billion real estate development company. Miles is a professional speaker and consultant who has presented over 2,000 seminars and training sessions on a myriad of business and financial topics, like financial analysis and modeling, accounting, strategic planning, and compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

He has over 35 years of practical experience in strategic planning, analysis and reporting. He is the author of several useful reporting and tax tools available at www.soxpolicies.com and www.salestaxadvisors.com. His clients include, Abbott Labs, Bank of America, Boston Scientific, Citicorp, Corning, the FBI, the FDA, the Federal Reserve, GE, Pfizer, Siemens, US Marine Corps, and the US Army. Please visit his web sites to see how you can further benefit from his expertise.
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