June 15, 2016 — Latest Update on IRS 1042-S Notices for Tax Year 2014

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has begun issuing refunds and granting withholding credits to foreign taxpayers whose 1042-S tax reporting documents for 2014 were initially rejected. It acknowledges that there was a problem with its verification system, and is taking concrete steps to prevent this issue and related problems from reoccurring.

The most recent update from the IRS indicates “No additional action is needed at this time by foreign students and other foreign taxpayers who filed Form 1040NR to request a refund of tax withheld on Form 1042-S”.  We have posted guidance on how best to respond to IRS 2014 1042-S notices, although, in light of the latest update, responding to these notices may not be necessary.

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