IRS Has Issued Instructions for the 2013 Form 1099-R
The Internal Revenue Service has released the 2013 Instructions for Forms 1099-R and 5498, and the 2013 Form 1099-R. A new item in the 2013 Instructions provides that all filers of Forms 1099-R and 5498 may truncate a recipient's identification number (social security number (SSN), individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN), or adoption taxpayer identification number (ATIN)) on payee statements in accordance with proposed regulations. In recent years, the IRS has allowed for the truncation of identification numbers by issuing Notices. The fact that truncation of such numbers is now part of proposed regulations may be an indication that at some future point this will be a permanent allowance.
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