How do I know if I am getting a Form 1042-S?

1042-S for Wages

If you work at UConn, the easiest way to know if you are getting a 1042-S for wages is to look at one of your 2018 pay stubs*.  Under the taxes area, if you are getting a 1042-S will see "Fed 1042" as shown to the right.  These forms will not be issued by the State of Connecticut until March 15th.  They will be distributed by your academic department.  Please do not come in for a VITA appointment until you have received this form!

1042S Paystub

* To view your paystub, log into Core-CT at ess.uconn.edu and select "View Paycheck Information" under "Payroll" in the middle of the next screen.

1042-S for Scholarship and Fellowship Income

NOTE: 1042-S forms for 2018 scholarship and fellowship income were mailed Friday, February 22nd.  If you think you should have received one but have not, please email taxcompliance@uconn.edu.

If your scholarship, fellowship or grant exceeds the costs of required tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment, then the excess is taxable income, which you are required to report to the IRS on your income tax return.  If you have a taxable scholarship or fellowship, the University will withhold taxes for this income and you will see a charge labeled “NRA Tax” on your fee bill*. This is a definite indicator that you will be receiving a 1042-S for scholarship or fellowship income.   However, you may also be receiving a 1042-S form if you have taxable scholarship income that is exempt from tax due to a treaty provision with your country.  The following document lists countries who have treaty benefits for scholarship income. Code-16-Treaty-2018.pdf

These forms are generated here at UConn and will be available no later than March 15th; possibly earlier.  They will be mailed via the United States Post Office to your address on record at the Tax & Compliance office.  If you have moved within the last year, you must make sure you have updated your address with Tax & Compliance.  Their system is NOT connected to StudentAdmin or Core-CT therefore they will not have your current address unless you tell them directly.  You can email your current address to taxcompliance@uconn.edu.  As with the 1042-S form for wages, please do not come in for a VITA appointment until you have received this form!

* you can find your fee bill in your Student Center on StudentAdmin. Under "My Account" click on "View Fee Bill."