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DTCC’s 1042-S Classification Tax Event Announcements provide classification information on distributions that have multiple components for IRS Form 1042-S tax withholding and reporting purposes.

  • About

    The 1042-S Classification Tax Event Announcement Service provides classification information pertaining to IRS Form 1042-S on distributions prior to the payable date. This enables non-US beneficial owners to receive reduced rates or the elimination of withholding tax at source, rather than being taxed at higher rates and having to wait until after year end to receive tax refunds or having to file for reclaims directly with the IRS.

  • Who Can Use the Service

    All DTC Participants receive 1042-S Classification Tax Event Announcement via ISO messaging and can view and download the announcements in CA Web.

  • Benefits

    • The 1042-S Classification Tax Event Announcement simplifies a process by sourcing classification information directly from issuers and providing the information in the same manner as other corporate action information which allows these events to flow seamlessly into client’s tax processing engines.
    • Beneficial owners are able to obtain reduced rates of withholding “at-source” on payments that are able to be classified at the time of the payment. Otherwise, investors are withheld at higher rates of withholding at the time of a distribution and may receive a refund of any overwithheld tax at year end in a reclassification process.
    • DTC Participants benefit by providing a better experience to their own clients with appropriately withholding at the time of a distribution and the elimination of the onerous year end reclassification process.
    • Issuers that provide 1042-S Classification data may find that their securities are more marketable. For example, non-US - holders

  • How the Service Works

    Prior to record date, issuers can provide DTC with 1042-S tax classification information via the 1042-S classifications template to [email protected]. DTC will then disseminate the classification information (“1042-S Data”) to its Participants via the 1042-S Classification Tax Event Announcement. The 1042-S Data is distributed electronically in advance of the payable date in the same messages that clients receive to process the cash distribution.

  • For More Information

    Please visit the DTCC Learning Center for the 1042-S Classification Announcement user guide.

    To request additional information, please click here.

    You are hereby notified that: (a) any discussion of federal tax issues contained or referred to herein is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be imposed under Internal Revenue Code; and (b) as a matter of policy, DTCC does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice and accordingly, you should consult your own tax, legal, and accounting advisor before engaging in any transaction.

Additional Resources

  • News

    Check for news updates about 1042-S Classification Announcements, allowing users to conduct individual inquires on a CUSIP.

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  • Legal

    Download important legal notices about 1042-S Classification Announcements which provides a centralized location for year-end tax reporting information.

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  • Support

    Visit our website or call 1-888-382-2721 with questions regarding the 1042-S Classification Announcements. Learn more about issue eligibility.


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