Friday, October 10, 2014

New Form 1099 draft instructions include FATCA update

New Form 1099 draft instructions include FATCA update
The IRS recently released draft instructions for several 1099 forms, which include a change related to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The update was made for Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income; Form 1099-DIV, Dividends and Distributions; Form 1099-OID, Original Issue Discount; and Form 1099-INT, Interest Income.

The change is the addition of a checkbox for foreign financial institutions (FFIs). It refers to the FFIs chapter 4 filing requirements.

"Beginning in 2014, an FFI with a chapter 4 requirement to report a US account maintained by the FFI that is held by a specified US person may satisfy this requirement by reporting on Form(s)1099 under the election described in Regulations section 1.1471-4(d)(5)(i)(A)," the instructions read.

The instructions went on to say US payors can fulfill their chapter 4 obligations using the check box.