Notice: Annual Tax Reporting Forms
Wespath will mail the following 2017 Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax reporting forms to participants no later than January 31, 2018:
Form 1099-R—Distributions from Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc.
Form 1099-MISC—Miscellaneous Income
Form W-2—Wage and Tax Statement (for disability payments)
The following tax reporting forms will also be mailed to participants on the dates noted:
Form 480.7C—Informative Return—Retirement Plans and Annuities for Puerto Rico plans and residents of Puerto Rico by February 28, 2018
Form 1042-S—Foreign Person’s U.S. Source Income Subject to Withholding by March 15, 2018
A copy of the tax documents sent to you via mail will be available online at benefitsaccess.org at the end of January. After logging in, go to “My Benefits” and select the drop-down next to Retirement Benefits and then click “Tax Forms.” Form 480.7C will not be available online and will be sent via U.S. Mail.
Participants who cannot access their U.S. tax forms online or wish to receive a copy of Form 480.7C, please contact Wespath at 1-800-851-2201.
Wespath Benefits and Investments
Attn: Distributions Team
1901 Chestnut Ave
Glenview, IL 60025
For U.S. citizens, resident aliens or estates receiving pensions and annuities
Notifies Wespath of the federal income tax amount you elect to withhold from benefit payments. Revoke or change your withholding election by submitting a new IRS Form W-4P to Wespath if you are currently receiving benefit payments expected to last at least 10 years, or are being paid over your life expectancy.
Note: Generally, the IRS does not provide an updated form for the following year until late December. Elections made using prior year forms will be accepted.
For nonresident aliens receiving pensions and annuities
Apply for an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) using this form. An ITIN is a nine-digit number issued to nonresident aliens who are not eligible for a U.S. Social Security number. The ITIN is required to claim tax treaty benefits for a reduced rate of—or an exemption from—U.S. federal tax withholding on pension or annuity payments.
Instructions for how to complete Form W-7 are available through Wespath and on the IRS website.
Establishes that you are not a U.S. resident
Report your ITIN to Wespath or claim a reduced rate of—or an exemption from—U.S. federal income tax withholding on pension or annuity payments if you are a qualified applicant who resides in a non-U.S. country with which the United States has an income tax treaty.
Instructions for how to complete Form W-8BEN are available through Wespath and on the IRS website.
Wespath is required to provide this notice if you receive a rollover-eligible distribution from a Wespath-administered retirement plan. It explains the rules for direct rollovers and mandatory income tax withholding on distributions that are not directly rolled over. (A “rollover” is a distribution of all or part of a benefit, either paid directly to another plan [or IRA] or indirectly to you). Consider this important information when deciding how to receive a retirement plan distribution.
Elect the amount of state tax that is to be withheld from your benefit payments. Submit a new State Income Tax Withholding Form to Wespath to change your state income tax withholding election.
Learn the administrative requirements relating to distributions from the PRCRSP and the PRPIP. This summary complements the more detailed summary plan description (SPD) for each plan.
Wespath sends this notice to residents of Puerto Rico to provide information on rollover-eligible distributions as well as other general information regarding distributions.
Wespath sends this notice to residents of Puerto Rico to provide further details regarding the taxation of distributions.
Note: the IRS Form W-4P, State Income Tax Withholding Form and the Special Tax Notice Regarding Distributions do not apply to residents of Puerto Rico.