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2021 Instructions for Form 1042-S

On February 23, 2021, the IRS published the 2021 Instructions for Form 1042-S. Follow the link to review these new instructions.

Updates include:

• Chapter 3 Exemption Code 02. This code is now for income “Exempt under IRC.” A new footnote 7 clarifies that exemption code 02 should be used only if no other specific chapter 3 exemption code applies.

• Chapter 3 Exemption Code 24. This new code is for income that is “Exempt under Section 892.”

• Requests for extensions of time to provide statements to recipients. An extension of time to furnish the statements is now a fax-only submission. Do not send a submission by mail. Letters should be faxed to: Internal Revenue Service Technical Services Operation, Attn: Extension of Time Coordinator: Fax: 877-477- 0572 (International Fax: 304-579-4105). The letter must include the withholding agent’s name, TIN, address, type of return, a statement that the extension request is for providing statements to recipients, the reason for delay, and the signature of the payer or authorized agent.

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Form 1042-S

This document contains general information only and is not a substitute for accounting, tax, or any other professional advice or services. The information provided is considered accurate at the time of publishing and will not be updated with new regulation requirements.

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