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1099/1042-S withholding tax forms for tax year 2016



Forms: 2398337 – US Legal Change 2016 – 1099 and 1042 Smartforms and Adobe Forms

Files: 2403422 – US 2016 LC – 1099 and 1042 File Changes
-> This note contains relevant changes for 1099INT and 1042-S files. The format of the other files, i.e. 1009MISC, were not changed. Hence, this note has to be implemented only if you are generating 1099INT and/or 1042-S files.


I have seen some incidents being raised regarding 1099 and 1042-S withholding tax forms for the tax year 2016 to be submitted to IRS in 2017.

Reading these incidents I saw that the following two questions are mainly being raised:

1) When will the notes for 1099/1042-S forms with the changes for tax year 2016 be released?

The notes will be released at the end of November, beginning of December. Following are the estimate dates for the notes release:

Tax Form Print-form Electronic File
1099-MISC November 30, 2016 Dec 12, 2016
1099-INT November 30, 2016 Dec 12, 2016
1099-G November 30, 2016 Dec 12, 2016
1099-K November 30, 2016 Dec 12, 2016
1042-S November 30, 2016 Dec 12, 2016


2) Will the Smartforms still be delivered and supported for tax year 2016?

For on-premise ERP customers the Smartforms will be still delivered and supported for tax year 2016.

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  • Hello Ester, as you mention in this topic, still would like to confirm with you. Are we looking for new note release for 2016 on similar topic as 2227185/186 - US Legal Change 2015 - 1099 and 1042 Smartforms and Adobe Forms?

    Please confirm. Would like to catch up on any other related notes if its out there. Before it's too late.

    Thank you,

    • Dear Nrupesh,

      Indeed the notes that will be released on end of November, beginning of December for 1099 and 1042-S forms will carry the relevant changes for tax year 2016.

      Kind Regards,
      Ester Theodoro

  • Hi Ester,
    While implementing SAP note 2398337, we found some Prerequisites notes like 2284579. Do we need to implement these prerequisites notes as well?

    We are on SAP_FIN = 617 (SAPK-61710INSAPFIN) and SAP_APPL = 617 (SAPKH61710) SP level 10, so it is suggesting to implement 2284579. We download and checked in our system and this note can be implement in our system. But again this note has prerequisites to implement note 2240297...and it goes on...Do we need to implement all these pre-requisites notes?

    For you information, we just upgraded our system in Month of July 2016 from EHP4 to EHP7.

    Also for first step 'Implement the structure changes as mentioned in pre-implementation steps of the SAP Note' we can see the structure DWTPARTNERADD_US and GSS_RFIDYYWT_PDF has different versions than what it given in screenshots in file 'Manual_Canges.pdf'. So we are confuse and in question if we have correct version of this two structure. Can we just append given fields in both structure and activate as mentioned in file Manual_Canges.pdf'?

    Attaching images of current version of structure in our development system.


  • Hi Ester

    Our system is at SAP_FIN 617 SP Level 11 (SAPK-61711INSAPFIN)
    To apply Note 2398337, it looks like the following notes need to be applied as pre-req.

    2284579  and then 2398337.

    I am unsure if 2272423 needs to be applied but it does create a data type of US_NATIVE_CTRY which you add to the GSS_RFIDYYWT_PDF and IDWTPARTNERADD_US.  You create that data type following the Manual Activities.pdf in that note.

    Where does 2272423 fall in the Note implementation order and is the order I have above correct?

    Note 2398337, manual_changes.pdf shows the us_native_ctry in the screenshot to update the IDWTPARTNERADD_US structure as already in that structure.


    Lisa Coleman

  • Hello Easter, Our system is @ SAP_APPL 604. Last note that we applied in 2015 were 2227185-86 now we tried feeding note 2398337 and we are getting IDWTPARTNER structure are missing some of fields - same error for 1042s, 1099 MISC, INT (see print screen).

    By looking @ prerequisite for SAP_APPL 604 it shows to apply notes 2227185 (we applied in 2015), 2240297(only referring about 1042s), 2284579 (only referring about 1042s) to apply. are these notes is the correction of below issue? will these notes resolve issue for 1042 only? Please help.. Thank you,

    • Hello Easter, We have also tried applying below link solution. still getting same error.

      Thank you,

  • Hello.  I'm in the process of testing the Adobe forms for CY 2016 1099-MISC.  I have gone through the steps for note 2398337 and everything looks good.  However, for vendors in foreign countries, it is printing the country name too far down.  We did not have this issue before because it would not print the country name.  How do I either move it up or not print it?
    Also, I wonder if anyone else has heard that the entries in box 7 need to be submitted to the IRS by January 31.  The actual forms are still mailed out by that time, but the electronic file to the IRS needs to be submitted earlier than normal.  Is anyone else just going to send box 7 file to IRS or the entire file? 

  • I have installed OSS Note 2398337 successfully.  I have loaded the Smartforms and am now trying to load the Adobe forms but am getting an error 'Error occurred while processing request' when trying to upload the form in SFP.  Has anyone run into the same issue?

  • Hi Ester,

    My client doesn't currently have Java installed in his system and he doesn't have plan con get it installed soon. For this reason ADS can not be installed either. Though, he still needs to process tax year 2016. My question is: can we use smartforms instead of adobe forms? Will they show the same information?

    Thanks and sorry if this question has been answered in a different post. I've been digging for hours but I haven't been able to find the answer.


  • Hi Ester Theodor

    I have implemented the legal changes note Forms: 2l398337 – US Legal Change 2016 – 1099 and 1042 Smartforms and Adobe Forms.

    Forms available under this note for MICS is only copy B - Smart form (form no.3 from below list) is available, however as per the USA legal requirement there are 4 more forms, which are not there in the current note.

    1. Copy A For Internal Revenue Service Center

    2. Copy 1 For State Tax Department

    3. Copy B For Recipient

    4. Copy 2 Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service

    5. Copy C For Payer

    Do i need to implement any other notes? or is it there any way to get all the forms print from SAP.

    Please advise.

    Thank you