Form W-2, 1099-R, 1099-MISC, and W-2G Data File Transfer

This is the electronic file transmission site for employers transmitting wage statements (Forms W-2) information returns (Forms W-2G, 1099-MISC, and 1099-R) electronically to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR). Choose your Ready to Transfer option below. For additional information see our Common Questions or Publication 117.

W-2 Files in EFW2 Format IRS Formatted 1099-R, 1099-MISC and W-2G Files

Use the transfer button below for the following file types:

  • SSA EFW2 W-2 files and IRS formatted 1099-R, 1099-M and W-2G files. Specifications for submission are outlined in Wisconsin Publication 172.
  • Corrected or amended W-2s in an EFW2 file. When sending the modified W-2 file, put a "1" in byte 29 of the "RA" record (the first record in the file).
  • Prior tax year (2014 - 2017) or early year (2019) W-2 files. Use SSA specifications for 2018. Select "W-2 Data Noncurrent Filing Year" to transmit.

EFW2, 1099, W-2G

Ready to Transfer EFW2

Transfer Instructions:

  1. Locate your Form W-2, 1099, or W-2G file on your PC or network.
  2. Click the Ready To Transfer link above.
  3. Select the appropriate option from the drop down box.
  4. Make sure "Is this a test file" is checked "No."
  5. On the "Select the File" line, click on the Browse button to locate the file on your PC or network.
  6. Click Transfer to submit your file.

Note: Only files up to 50MB can be accepted. Files larger than 50MB should be zipped or divided into two or more files.

A 13-digit confirmation number will be issued when the file has been accepted. If you receive an error message, the file has not been accepted. You must correct the errors and resubmit the file.

Having problems transmitting your file? See pages 9-11; 13-14 of Publication 172. If you continue to have problems, see the contact information at the bottom of this page.


XML Software Provider Letter of Intent

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue requires XML software providers to complete the Letter of Intent (LOI) and our testing program before XML filings may be approved. Please review requirements in the LOI release document. LOI Release Document


FOR QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS CONTACT:

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
Customer Service Bureau
PO Box 8949
Madison, WI 53708-8949
Telephone: (608) 266-2776
Email additional questions to DORW2DataQuestions@wisconsin.gov

December 19, 2018