Minnesota discusses submission of W-2s and 1099s using e-services

For personal income tax withholding purposes, the Minnesota Department of Revenue has revised a guidance document that explains how to electronically submit copies of W-2s and 1099s to the department using the Key and Send and the Simple (delimited) file methods in e-Services. Taxpayers are reminded that Forms W-2 must be submitted to the Department if the taxpayer has more than 10 forms (W-2s, plus 1099s) to file, as Minnesota no longer accepts W-2s on CD-ROM, diskette, or in PDF format. However, Form 1099 will still be accepted on CD-ROM and diskette. The guidance also notes that W-2s and any 1099s with Minnesota withholding are due on February 28 each year. Taxpayers are reminded that they must submit 1099 information reporting Minnesota withholding even if they participate in the Federal/State Combined program. (Withholding Tax Fact Sheet No. 2a, Minnesota Department of Revenue, September 2014.)

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