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IRS Delays E-File Requirement for Form 1042: What You Need to Know

In a recurring theme, the IRS released communication this week that exempts the requirement to e-file Form 1042 Annual Withholding Tax Return for U.S. Source Income (Form 1042) information for 2023 transactions. Form 1042 for 2023 transactions must be filed with the IRS by March 15, 2024. Notice 2024-26 delays the new requirement to electronically […]

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ACA Reporting Deadlines and More for Tax Year 2023

Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting has started for tax year 2023. ACA reporting can quickly become complicated and costly with IRS penalties if your business does not have an efficient process in place. Although regulations have generally stayed the same for this reporting season, there are some important updates all businesses should be aware of […]

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Prepare for Annual Statement Season with Sovos Education Services

As we approach annual statement season, join us at Sovos Education for one of our refresher or short courses to get up to speed on preparation. Each of these classes are bite-sized at just one to two hours in length. Starting the first week of December, we began our mini P&C annual statement preparation courses […]

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A Comprehensive Guide to 2023 IRS Reporting Updates

In the world of ever-evolving regulation changes, staying informed is crucial for businesses to achieve complete compliance in their tax information reporting processes. In 2023, the IRS rolled out significant updates that businesses need to be aware of ahead of filing season. We have summarized the most impactful changes you need to know about for […]

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How Sovos Can Help with Transmitter Control Codes (TCCs)

Earlier this month, I again connected with the media outlet PYMNTS to discuss important tax information reporting updates that businesses must be mindful of going into the next reporting season. Transmitter control codes (TCCs) are digital IDs that the IRS issues to businesses that need to transmit various information returns, including 1099s. However, many IRS […]

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3 Important Takeaways from a 1099-K Discussion with PYMNTS

Recently, I spoke with the media outlet PYMNTS on the latest 1099-K reporting changes. Just last month, the IRS again announced a delay in enforcement of the new $600 Form 1099-K reporting threshold by third-party settlement organizations (TPSOs) for calendar year 2023. In other words, reporting will not be required by TPSOs unless a payee […]

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AI, IRS Audit Triggers & More: 2023 Comply & Connect Takeaways

There were numerous speakers, presentations and panel discussions on key issues impacting tax, regulatory reporting and compliance at the 2023 Sovos Comply & Connect: Reporting conference. The annual event took place in Austin, Texas from October 23-25. We’ve highlighted some of the hot topics that were covered. Leveraging AI & robotics in tax reporting Jessica […]

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Next Steps for the New Group Capital Calculation

A few months ago, I wrote a blog on the group capital calculation (GCC) regulation. Since then, I’ve had conversations with many individuals who were in the midst of preparing their first GCC submissions. Frustration and confusion with trying to do the initial submission were common themes. Many of you are in states that have […]

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Can I Still Register for a New Transmitter Control Code (TCC)?

A transmitter control code (TCC) is necessary for businesses electronically submitting information returns to the IRS. We’ve previously discussed how recent changes now require organizations to re-register for a TCC ahead of tax year 2023 filings. However, some filers may not receive active TCCs before their first filing deadline. On average, the IRS claims that […]

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IRS: Form 1099-K Reporting Threshold Change Delayed Again

The IRS recently announced a delay of the new $600 Form 1099-K reporting threshold for third-party settlement organizations (TPSOs) for calendar year 2023. Instead, 2023 will be an additional transition year, with reporting not required unless a taxpayer receives over $20,000 and has more than 200 transactions in 2023. “We spent many months gathering feedback […]

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Why You Need to Pay Attention to Form 1042 Changes Right Now

Changes announced: Click here for the most up to date Form 1042 information. If in reading this blog you are realizing for the first time that the IRS made changes to the reporting requirements for Form 1042 by no longer accepting paper filings starting with tax year 2023 filings, you are unfortunately already considerably behind […]

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How to Evaluate Your Provider’s Electronic 1042 Filing Readiness

Changes announced: Click here for the most up to date Form 1042 information. With the IRS changing the filing requirements for Form 1042 to be electronic, businesses must ensure that they are working with a provider that is properly prepared for those updates. Here are key things to keep in mind when evaluating your provider’s […]

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They’re Here…Tax Reporting Season Updates

During our recent “Spooky Season Tax Updates” webinar, we discussed the most important changes that will affect filers in the upcoming tax reporting season. From a lowered e-filing threshold to Transmitter Control Code (TCC) requirements, the implications of changing IRS and state government reporting rules and regulations can be tricky to combat. But don’t worry: […]

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Utilizing a ‘How To’ Manual to Prepare Your Annual Statement

While the NAIC Annual Statement instructions are useful when completing your annual statement, they don’t always address every page or every row/column on an exhibit or schedule. The instructions also exclude insights and preparation suggestions that could help you prepare your annual statement more efficiently. If you find yourself looking for more than what the […]

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What You Need to Know about the IRIS System for 2023 Reporting

Another tax information reporting season is approaching quickly. As businesses begin the process of filing information with the IRS, there are some important updates that need to be kept in mind. If you previously filed forms in the 1099 series with the IRS via the File Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) system, you will now have […]

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4 Challenges When Relying Only on Core Banking Systems for Tax

Banks and credit unions typically use core banking systems that house customer data and other tax information related to customer accounts. When tax information reporting season arrives, these are the back-end systems that data is pulled from. However, there are challenges in utilizing just these systems and not also utilizing a tax information reporting solution […]

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Why Conduct a Pilot Season for Tax Information Reporting?

Another tax information reporting season is just around the corner and now is the time to start preparing your teams handling forms such as Series 1099, 1098, 1042-S, 3921, 5498, W-2, W-2G and more. Getting your teams ready and testing your reporting process ahead of January ensures you are set up for a successful season. […]

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Sovos Education Returns to Orlando with Statutory Accounting CPE

If you didn’t join us in D.C. or San Francisco earlier this year, you won’t want to miss one last opportunity in 2023 to take part in live continuing education. Sovos Education is returning to the Orlando area for a full week of statutory accounting CPE opportunities and we’re hoping to see you there. Sun […]

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