Required E-File of W-2s and Information Returns

2017 Wisconsin Act 59 made several changes related to wage statement (W-2) and information return reporting requirements for payments made in 2017. As a result:

  • Employers and other payers who file 10 or more W-2s or 10 or more of any one type of information return with the department must file such returns electronically.
  • All W-2s and information returns required to be filed with the department are due January 31.
  • A 30-day extension period is available for filing these returns.
  • The department may not issue a refund to an employed individual before March 1, unless both the individual and the individual's employer have filed all required returns and forms with the department.

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October 30, 2017