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Author's profile photo Danton Prestes

US Legal Changes – forms and Smartforms updates.

Hello everyone,

The purpose of this document is to provide a list of KBAs/Notes that were released/updated on December 2014.

The following notes below:

  • 1949019 – US LC 2013: Smartforms for Withholding tax reporting
  • 1949020 – US LC 2013: Smartforms for Withholding tax reporting
  • 1949021 – US LC 2013: forms for withholding tax reporting
  • 1949022 – US LC 2013: forms for withholding tax reporting

are released for US Legal Change for the year 2013.

These notes include the latest version os forms and Smartforms used to have Withholding Tax Reporting output generated correctly and up-to-date.

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I hope it helps and you like it.

Danton Prestes

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      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas

      Thanks for the reminder - we're applying these notes today

      Author's profile photo Lakshmi Kumari Sama
      Lakshmi Kumari Sama

      Hello Danton,

      Thanks for sharing this udpateed info to us.


      Lakshmi S

      Author's profile photo Jeff Mayfield
      Jeff Mayfield

      Thanks Danton,

      In case anyone has problems printing this year - After applying 1949019 we noticed the form printed off from normal.  The form came over as Page Format "DINA5" and Style "SYSTEM" in the smartforms Output Options tab. 

      We updated the smartform to LETTER and FMFUNDSRES_STYLE and the form printed fine.  It's another bad scan of the 1099MISC form again this year.  Hopefully we can get switched over the the pdf version for next year.



      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      It seems that every year we have to adjust the form so that the data fits in the boxes.  We spend more time on this than anything else.  I checked the output options tab but it shows LETTER and FMFUNDRES_STYLE.  Any other suggestions on how to adjust the form without trying several iterations to get it just right?

      Since we have unique requirements for the recipient's name field, I usually copy the form from the previous year and add the new year's image.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks for sharing these information Danton.

      Do you have updates for this year?

      Still the same dates for release the notes (final of November, beginning of December?)

      Kind Regards,


      Author's profile photo Danton Prestes
      Danton Prestes
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Raquel,

      We have two notes which are the main channels to have concerns of 1099 US Legal Changes and its updates available.

      More details about those updates are addressed by those notes.

      Please check my new blogpost on this topic:

      US Legal Changes 2014 - Smartforms and PDF

      Where you can find details on this.

      Kind regards,

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member


      Thanks Danton!

      Author's profile photo Ester Theodoro
      Ester Theodoro

      Hi all,

      An early update of this year change in 1099 and 1042-S functionality. As already announced from tax year 2015 included and onwards, smartforms formats will be discontinued and replaced completely by PDF formats. In order to provide guidance on how to prepare your system for this change please check the following note:

      2185281 - 1099/1042-S: 2015 Smartforms to PDF format changeover

      Best Regards,