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Form 1042-S: Withholding on Foreign Person's U.S. Income

Electronic Filing Requirements, Form Revisions, Avoiding Filing Errors, Credit Disallowances, and Audit Penalties

Note: CLE credit is not offered on this program

A live 110-minute CPE webinar with interactive Q&A

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Thursday, August 15, 2024

1:00pm-2:50pm EDT, 10:00am-11:50am PDT

Early Registration Discount Deadline, Friday, July 19, 2024

or call 1-800-926-7926

This course will provide tax advisers with a thorough and practical guide to preparing Form 1042-S, Foreign Person's U.S. Source Income Subject to Withholding, including the new reporting requirements. The panel will incorporate recent form revisions. The webinar will also review common mistakes and offer ways to reduce IRS scrutiny and mitigate late filing or non-filing penalties.


Withholding agents who pay amounts subject to withholding tax, such as interest, dividends, and fees to foreign persons must report the U.S.-sourced amounts on IRS Form 1042-S. Certain FDAP (fixed, determinable, annual, or periodic income) payments are reportable regardless of withholding. Tax professionals must be aware of nonresident aliens' (NRAs) withholding requirements and the proper 1042-S reporting requirements for various income classes.

Recently, the IRS updated the withholding forms. Most notably, there are new electronic filing requirements and new reporting requirements for PTP (publicly traded partnership) distributions.

The IRS Foreign Payments Practice, a practice within the IRS Large Business and International Business Compliance division, is devoted to enforcing withholding and remittance of these required payments. Failure to accurately report amounts paid to NRAs can lead to stiff penalties for the withholding agent, including secondary liability for the withholding tax, interest, and various penalties.

Listen as our panel reviews the latest federal rules and offers guidance for a tax professional's completion of Form 1042-S, including withholding and filing requirements.



  1. Background
  2. When withholding and Forms 1042, 1042-S, and 1042-T are required
  3. Payments to foreign persons subject to federal withholding tax
  4. Form revisions
  5. Exemptions
  6. Reporting treaty positions
  7. Completing the Form 1042-S
  8. New IRS enforcement initiatives
  9. Avoiding noncompliance penalties


The panel will examine these and other relevant topics:

  • New electronic filing requirements
  • Anticipating and avoiding common errors that tax professionals make when preparing Form 1042-S
  • How are lag payments treated?
  • Identifying triggers and issues that could lead to an audit
  • Recent revisions to Form 1042-S


Khan, Jerry
Jerry Khan

Managing Director, Information Reporting & Withholding Tax

Mr. Khan has extensive experience with information reporting and withholding tax documentation, reporting, and project...  |  Read More

Viraj Menon
Viraj Menon

Tax Manager


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Prendergast, Elis
Elis A. Prendergast

Managing Director, Information Reporting & Withholding Tax

Mr. Prendergast is part of the firm's Information Reporting and Withholding practice. He has considerable...  |  Read More

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