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Posted April 8, 2021 by Sovos
Massachusetts Unclaimed Property Self Review Invitations

MA Self Review Invitation Letters Update: April 2021 Pursuant to The Massachusetts Unclaimed Property Law (M.G.L.c. 200A), the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, State Treasurer’s Office (the “Commonwealth”) issued a wave of letters inviting companies to participate in their Self-Review Program. The Commonwealth mailed notices to holders believed to be noncompliant with Massachusetts unclaimed property reporting laws and […]

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Posted April 8, 2021 by Paul Ogawa
IRS Extends Filing Due Date for 5498 Form Series

The IRS recently published Notice 2021-21 which extends a number of due dates as a form of relief pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 7508A(a). Due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency the Secretary of Treasury has been granted the authority to provide relief in the form of extended due dates for certain returns and forms, including the […]

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Posted March 25, 2021 by Robert Beck
Virginia Announces Interest Rates for Second Quarter of 2021

Virginia recently announced the interest rates for underpayments and overpayments of tax for the second quarter of 2021. Virginia bases it’s rates on the federal rates, holding their rates at 2% higher than the federal rates for over and underpayments. As the Federal rates for the second quarter have not changed, Virginia will maintain its […]

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Posted March 25, 2021 by Robert Beck
Missouri Adds 1099-NEC information to the Withholding Tax FAQs

Missouri recently added three questions with answers to its Withholding Tax FAQ list. All three questions are regarding the revival of Form 1099-NEC. See the questions below: The first question asked whether the 1099-NEC needed a cover form like the MO-96 covered the 1099-MISC in previous years. The response is that no cover form is […]

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Posted March 25, 2021 by Robert Beck
Delaware Releases Withholding Form W3 Annual Reconciliation Instructions

Delaware recently released a new instruction sheet for Form W3 annual reconciliations. The instruction set gives box by box and line by line instructions on how to complete the W3 annual reconciliation form. In addition to instructions, the sheet gives the reminder that all employers required to file W-2s and 1099s electronically for federal purposes […]

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Posted March 16, 2021 by Katherine Mullen
Maryland Veto Overrides

On February 12, the Maryland Legislature overrode the Governor’s veto of House Bills 932 and 732 of the 2020 legislative session. Under the Maryland constitution, this means that the laws take effect 30 days after the override, or on the date specified in the Bills, whichever is later. As a result, House Bills 932 and […]

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Posted March 16, 2021 by Robert Beck
North Dakota Releases 2021 Income Tax Withholding Guide

North Dakota recently released the 2021 version of it’s Income Tax Withholding Guideline, the employer’s guide to withholding for the state. Few changes were made this year, most of which revolve around the addition of federal Form 1099-NEC. These are detailed below: • Under reportable payments, 1099-NEC reportable payments have been differentiated from 1099-MISC reportable […]

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Posted March 16, 2021 by Paul Ogawa
New York Publishes Updated Electronic Filing Specifications for Quarterly Combined Wage & Withholding Reports

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance recently published an updated version of Publication 69, Electronic Reporting of Quarterly Combined Wage & Withholding Tax Information. This publication provides guidance and electronic filing specifications for withholding tax information relative to certain wage information to the Department. While the electronic reporting specifications themselves remain unchanged […]

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Posted March 16, 2021 by Paul Ogawa
Iowa Publishes Clarifying Guidance on Due Date for W-2 and 1099 Information Returns

The Iowa Department of Revenue recently published an update to certain Administrative Rules relating to a variety of topics including filing W-2 and 1099 forms. In 2019 the Department of Revenue adopted an amendment to Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 46 that inadvertently moved the annual deadline for filing Verified Summary of Payment (VSP) Reports, W-2 […]

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Posted February 19, 2021 by Sovos
Delaware Voluntary Disclosure (VDA) Invitation Letters

DE VDA Invitation Letters Update: February 19, 2021 Pursuant to 12 Del. C. §1173(b), the Delaware Secretary of State (SOS) has distributed a new wave of letters inviting companies to enter the unclaimed property Voluntary Disclosure Agreement (VDA) Program. Holders have 60 days from the date of the letter to enroll in the SOS VDA […]

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Posted February 18, 2021 by Robert Beck
DC Releases Specifications for Health Care Information Returns

District of Columbia recently released its tax year 2020 Specifications for Electronically filing DC Health Care Information Returns. The revision date is listed as 1/15/2021. Several minor changes have been made along with some more impactful ones. The most notable of these changes are detailed below: • Added reminder that no format but pipe-delimited .txt […]

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Posted February 18, 2021 by Robert Beck
Arkansas Releases 2021 Withholding Tax Employer’s Instructions

Arkansas recently released its 2021 Withholding Tax Employer’s Instructions, the booklet of information for Employers covering the general range of topics for employers withholding from wages and non-wage compensation. Most of the changes for tax year 2021 are formatting and grammatical in nature, but there are some changes that may affect employers. These changes are […]

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Posted February 18, 2021 by Paul Ogawa
Ohio to Require 1099-NEC Reporting for TY 2020

The Ohio Department of Taxation recently announced that Form 1099-NEC is required if the form reports Ohio state withholding. Reporting must be done by scanning paper copies and submitting them via e-mail to the Department of Taxation at IncomeStatementsEWT@tax.state.oh.us with the proper identification because the current electronic filing system is not capable of processing electronically […]

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Posted February 1, 2021 by Robert Beck
Pennsylvania Extends Deadline for Filing Forms W-2, 1099, and REV-1667

Pennsylvania has announced that due to technical issues, it will be extending the filing deadline for forms W-2, 1099, and REV-1667 to February 5, 2021. The e-tides system has experienced significant technical difficulties with the high volume of users attempting to upload large volumes of information at the same time, resulting in the inability for […]

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Posted February 1, 2021 by Paul Ogawa
North Dakota To Require 1099-NEC Reporting for TY 2020

Based on prior year filing requirements relating to nonemployee compensation reporting, North Dakota will require Form 1099-NEC for tax year 2020 going forward. In prior years North Dakota required information returns if the record in question was subject to two conditions: the person resides, owns property, or carries on a trade or business in North […]

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Posted February 1, 2021 by Robert Beck
Indiana Releases Update to W-2 and 1099 Specifications

Indiana recently released updates to both its W-2 and WH-3 Guide and its W-2G and 1099 Guide which are the specifications for electronic filing. Few changes were made but the most important of these are listed below. Most notable is that all references to the RV record have been removed, and that Indiana states that […]

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Posted February 1, 2021 by Paul Ogawa
California to Require 1099-NEC Reporting Beginning with Tax Year 2020

The California Franchise Tax Board (“FTB”) recently published its January 2021 issue of the Tax News bulletin which outlines certain tax and regulatory updates. In this bulletin the FTB announced a new filing requirement for Form 1099-NEC beginning in tax year 2020. Payers are required to report nonemployee compensation payments on Form 1099-NEC to the […]

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Posted February 1, 2021 by Paul Ogawa
Alabama to Require 1099-NEC Reporting Beginning in Tax Year 2020

The Alabama Department of Revenue recently confirmed by telephone that payers will be required to file Form 1099-NEC with the state in accordance with existing information return filing requirements. Alabama has not updated their guidance to date and is unlikely to do so prior to the state’s due date for 1099 forms. However, Form 1099-NEC […]

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