Does your institution make payments through Accounts Payable to students, instructors, researchers and academic visitors? Internal procedures might identify a payment as a stipend or honorarium, fellowship, grant or scholarship – but what these have in common in tax compliance is a set of specific regulatory requirements which will determine whether payments are subject to tax withholding and the filing of a Form 1099 or 1042-S to the IRS. This presentation will address the primary rules for these payments; when they must be treated as wages; when non-wage tax withholding is required; whether they’re subject to reporting on Form 1099 or Form 1042-S; and when no reporting at all is required.
- Distinguish among scholarships, fellowships, non-employee compensation and wages
- Identify the different documentation, tax withholding and reporting requirements applicable based upon whether the recipient is a U.S. person for tax purposes or nonresident alien individual
Marianne Couch, JD - Principal, Cokala Tax Information Reporting Solutions, LLC
Marianne Couch, JD, is a Principal in the Cokala tax group and an experienced and well-known advisor on U.S. federal and state tax information reporting compliance. She is a frequent lecturer at major tax conferences and the author of The Master Guide to Form 1099 Compliance, The Master Guide to Form 1042-S Compliance and numerous published articles. Prior to co-founding Cokala in 2007, she was for many years the Research Director of the tax reporting specialty firm Balance Consulting, and chaired special training and advisory services provided to large organizations and academic and nonprofit institutions.
Marianne was an appointee for three years to the IRS Commissioner’s Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC), where she was Chair of the IRPAC Subcommittee on Small Business and Self-Employed (SBSE) tax issues.
Marianne formerly served as a Research Attorney for the Michigan Court of Appeals, and earlier as a litigator for a large Michigan law firm, where she represented individuals and large clients in many types of civil actions. She received her JD, cum laude, from the Michigan State University School of Law, and is a member of the State Bar of Michigan.
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