Release Notes

This is the Early Release of 1042-S Pro for 2017.
*Please refer to IRS instructions for full detail of 2016 changes (


  • Built in reports have been updated form the form changes. 
  • All default maps and sample import files have been updated for 2017.
  • Print layouts for all copies have been updated for 2017.
  • All help files have been updated for 2017.
  • TIN Type Code (Has been changed to Reserved on Publication 1187 & removed from import sample)


  • New box, "Unique Form Identifier"
    • This new field is required and must be a number between 1,000,000,000 and 9,999,999,999, and must be unique for the EIN.
    • A new business rule on manual entry and import has been added to ensure the number meets the above criteria.
    • This update will automatically assign a unique form identifier to any 2017 1042-S forms currently in the software during the update process.
    • During manual entry or import the software will automatically assign a unique form identifier if it is not provided by the customer.
  • New box, "Amendment No."
    • This new field may be blank (not a correction) or a running number sequence from "1" to "99".
    • This field is controlled internally by the software's correction process.
  • New and Updated 1042-S business rules.
  • New and Updated Box 1 income codes, Box 3a & 4a exemption codes, and Chp 3 & Chp 4 status codes.  IMPORTANT: See the complete list of code changes below
  • Pro-Rata indicator moved to new Box 15

IMPORTANT:  Please review the following 2017 1042-S code changes and make any required changes to your data or imports.


Publication 1187 see

Publication 515 Withholding on Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Entities 

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