The process of obtaining copies of tax forms differs depending on the type of tax form and the individual’s nationality or role (student, staff, etc.)
1042-S and 1099 Forms
Each year Tufts is required to report certain payments to Nonresident Aliens on a 1042-S form and US Residents/Citizens/Suppliers on a 1099 form to the IRS. 1099 forms are normally mailed by January 31 for the reportable payments in the previous year; 1042S forms are due to the recipient by 3/15.
1099: A Form 1099 is for U.S. citizens and Green Card holders who receive “non-payroll income” from Accounts Payable, such as rents, royalties, honorariums and subject study payments. A 1099 is NOT sent for scholarships/fellowships.
A 1099 is generated when compensation is greater than or equal to $600 (some, such as rent or royalties, have a lower threshold). Vendors who are "Incorporated" do not receive a 1099. Vendors paid by PCard will also not receive a 1099 from Tufts.
1042S: The 1042-S Payroll is issued to Foreign Nationals for wages exempted under a tax treaty. No taxes are withheld.
The 1042-S A/P is for any Foreign Nationals who receive “non-payroll income” whether subject to tax and/or exempted by a treaty
. Examples include scholarships*, fellowships* and honorariums. Accounts Payable will issue one 1042-S form per income code and the form will indicate the tax rate for that code (e.g. 0%, 14%, 30%, or others). *There will NOT be a 1042-S if the Scholarship/Fellowship is for "outside the U.S." since it is not considered U.S. Source Income.If you need a copy of your form, Contact TSS for assistance. If you were paid through payroll your 1042S form is available through Windstar (FNIS). See more information here.If you are a student and have questions about filing a tax return with the IRS, visit the International Center website for additional information.Form 1099HC questions should be directed to Tufts Health Plan not Tufts University. If you are enrolled in a Tufts University Health Plan and have a form 1099-HC question, please contact Tufts Health Plan at (844) 516-5790 Or you can go to https://tuftshealthplan.com/microsites/tufts-university. Once logged in, click on the link ‘View/Update your Tax information" under the ‘What would you like to do’ section. The 2016 1099-HC will be available for download by January 31, 2017.