Instructions for Form 1042 - Introductory Material

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What’s New

Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA or Chapter 4 of the Code).   The Form 1042 for 2014 has been modified from the Form 1042 used for prior years, primarily for withholding agents to report payments and amounts withheld under chapter 4 of the Code (chapter 4) in addition to those payments and amounts required to be reported under chapter 3 of the Code (chapter 3). Form 1042 adds lines for reporting of the tax liability under chapters 3 and 4, includes separate chapter 3 and 4 status codes for withholding agents, and provides for a reconciliation of U.S. source fixed or determinable annual or periodical (FDAP) income payments that are withholdable payments for chapter 4 purposes. Withholding agents that make nonfinancial payments generally will not be affected by the new requirements under chapter 4. See these instructions for a description of any further changes to Form 1042 for 2014. For the requirement of a withholding agent to file a Form 1042 for chapter 4 purposes and the requirements for the form, see Regulations section 1.1474-1(d).

Publication 515 (cited in these instructions) has not been updated as of the date of publication of these instructions to include the withholding and reporting provisions of chapter 4.

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