Release Notes

*Please refer to IRS instructions for full detail of 2020 changes (


  • Built in reports have been updated form the form changes. 
  • All default maps and sample import files have been updated for 2020.
  • Print layouts for all copies have been updated for 2020.
  • All help files have been updated for 2020.


  • Box 3b/4b - tax rates - Revised backup withholding rate under section 3406 (24%) has been added to Valid Tax Rate Table.
  • Boxes 12b, 12c, 13f, 13g, 15b, 15c, 16d, and 16e (Chapter 3 Status Code)
    • DeletedChapter 3 Status Codes: 01 (U.S. Withholding Agent - FI), 02 (U.S. Withholding Agent - Other), 34 (U.S. Withholding Agent - Foreign branch of FI) 
    • AddedChapter 3 Status Codes: 36 (Foreign Government - Integral Part), 37 (Foreign Government - Controlled Entity) 
    • Updated Chapter 3 Status Code: 19 is updated from “Government or International Organization” to “International Organization.”
  • Box 7c Checkbox "Check if withholding occurred in subsequent year with respect to a partnership interest" has been added.
  • Box 12f - country code -  If the withholding agent is a U.S. person or a foreign branch of a U.S. person, filers are now permitted to enter “US” in box 12f even though "US" is not a code on the list

IMPORTANT:  Please review the following 2020 1042-S code changes and make any required changes to your data or imports.

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