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14:11 Nov 24, 1999
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: W-2, W-4, 1099, 1099-Misc., 1040 & I-9
¿Alguien me podría sugerir traducciones para o explicar las diferencias entre los siguientes formularios de declaraciones de impuestos?:

W-2 = Wage & Tax Statement
W-4 = Employee´s Withholding Allowance Certificate
1040 = U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
1099 = ? (Informational Returns?)
1099-Misc. = Miscellaneous Income

Muchas gracias.
Patricia Gonzalez
Local time: 15:12

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naW-4= Certificado de Retención de percepcionesYvette Camou
naGo to IRS
Lisa Siegel-Cruz
naW2, W4..............
naW-2, W-4, Forma 1099, etc...Geisha (Angie) Hayes



45 mins
W-2, W-4, Forma 1099, etc...

It depends, what country? The only hispanic country that I know of that can claim taxes using those terms is Puerto Rico. If thats the case, then there is no change in those terms. PR uses them as they are used in the US. I know I am originally from PR currently living in the US for the past 13 yrs.
W-2 - Salario e Impuestos. This tells the employee how much he made at the ned of the year, how much was taken for fedearl taxes, social security, etc.

Declaracion W-4 - Retencion de Pension para el Empleado. This is the form that employees fill when one gets a new job. Here one claims dependents.

Forma 1044 - Devolucion de Impuestos Individuales de los E.E.U.U. This is the form to be filled out at the beginning of the following year to claim your tax refund for the previous year.

Forma 1099 (Miscellaneous Income)- Ganancias Miscelaneas o diversas. One receives this form from services renderes to clients. Example - I am an independent contractor and render services to "yx" company. "yx" claims what they pay me as an expense in their tax return. They send me a 1099 Form, showing me how much money I made with them. I turn this 1099 to IRS along with a 1044 form to show the extra income I made.
I hope this helps.

Geisha (Angie) Hayes
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W2, W4..............

W2=Declaración de Impuestos y Salarios.

W4=Retención de Certificado de Bonificación o:(abono, asignación, descuento, rebaja, indemnización, concesión, gratificación, retribución, prima, pensión)del Empleado.

Declaración Individual del Impuesto Sobre la Renta

I hope this helps you out.

Ingresos Varios

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Go to IRS

Suggestion: IRS actually has most of their publications translated into Spanish. I would use them as a reference, as THEY ARE the Agency that you should use as a source. Their website is You may go to Forms and Publications, and then do a Search, using the keyword Spanish.

Lisa Siegel-Cruz
United States
Local time: 16:12
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
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W-4= Certificado de Retención de percepciones

1040 = Declaración Individual del Impuesto Sobre la Renta.

W-2 = Declaración de Salarios e Impuestos

1099 = Declaración de ingresos Diversos.

If you are not translating the original names in the forms for fiscal purposes in the US, you may use these equivalents. If not, you should contact the IRS website to get a literal translation.

Yvette Camou
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