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Posted 2 months ago by Tom Hospod
South Carolina Updates South Carolina Publication RS-1

South Carolina has issued a revision of its Publication RS-1, Instructions and Specifications for Filing Forms W2. There are no changes to the specifications themselves. However, some addresses have changed: Paper W2s, W2Gs, 1099s, or Extension Request: South Carolina Department of Revenue, PO Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214-0022 CD-ROM: South Carolina Department of Revenue, PO Box […]

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Posted 2 months ago by Paul Ogawa
New York Updates Electronic Reporting of Quarterly Combined Wage and Withholding Tax Information

The New York Department of Taxation and Finance recently updated their Publication 69, Electronic Reporting of Quarterly Combined Wage and Withholding Tax Information. This publication provides information on regulations and requirements for filing withholding tax information on a quarterly basis, including specifications for electronic transmittals. Updated from a downloadable publication to a web page, there […]

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Posted 2 months ago by Paul Ogawa
Kentucky Updates Withholding Instructions for Employers

The Kentucky Department of Revenue recently updated Publication 42A003, Withholding Instructions for Employers. This publication provides instructions and withholding guidelines for employers who have filing obligations in Kentucky. This most recent version is an update to a recent version that was released in December 2018, with only one update from the previous version: Section XII, […]

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Posted 2 months ago by Paul Ogawa
Kentucky Publishes New Form K-5C for Information Returns

The Kentucky Department of Revenue recently published a new form for correcting information returns called Form K-5C, Corrected report of Kentucky Withholding Statements. This form is used to correct certain information on information returns previously submitted using Form K-5, Employer’s Report of Withholding Tax Statements. Form K-5C can only be filed to correct certain information on […]

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Posted 2 months ago by Tom Hospod
Maryland Revises Form MW506FR, Employer Withholding Final Return Form

Maryland has updated its Form MW506FR, Employer Withholding Final Return Form – which should be submitted with the final employer withholding tax return (MW506 or MW506M) or mailed separately if filing electronically. The only revision to the form is the additional requirement of the last four digits of the employer’s zip code.

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Posted 2 months ago by Tom Hospod
Alabama Announces Second Quarter Interest Rate

The Alabama Department of Revenue recently announced the quarterly interest rate for underpayments and overpayments of withholding taxes for the second quarter of 2019. The interest rate for the first quarter of 2019 was 6% and will remain at 6% for this coming quarter.

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Posted 2 months ago by Tom Hospod
IRS Reminds Filers to Indicate Health Coverage

The IRS has published a notice reminding filers that, despite the repeal of the individual mandate in last year’s tax reform bill, individuals must still indicate on their return whether they had health coverage. ACA remains the law of the land for Tax Year 2018 – individuals were required to maintain and report coverage. The IRS […]

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Posted 3 months ago by Paul Ogawa
Iowa Extends W-2 and 1099 Filing Deadline for TY 2018

The Iowa Department of Revenue announced today that due to technical difficulties with a segment of taxpayers attempting to file W-2 and 1099 reports electronically through the Iowa eFile & Pay system, the electronic filing deadline for these forms will be extended until February 28, 2019. Please note that all other functions of the eFile & […]

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Posted 3 months ago by Paul Ogawa
Wisconsin Extends W-2 and 1099 Filing Deadline for TY 2018

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue announced today that it will be extending the deadline for W-2 and 1099 filing automatically from January 31, 2019 to Monday, February 4, 2019. The Department notes that extreme weather conditions leading to business closings and delays with the US Postal Service are factors in this decision to extend the filing deadline. […]

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Posted 3 months ago by Paul Ogawa
South Carolina Updates Transmittal Form for W-2 and 1099s Submitted by CD ROM or Paper

The South Carolina Department of Revenue recently released an updated version of Form WH-1612, Transmittal Form for W-2s or 1099s Submitted by CD-ROM or Paper. This form must be filled out by each filer submitting magnetic media or paper versions of Forms W-2 or 1099s, as it provides a summary of certain information including South […]

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Posted 3 months ago by Paul Ogawa
California Updates Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) recently published an updated version of Form DE-4P, Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments. This form is used to provide the EDD with information relating to the withholding of pension and annuity payments for individuals. There are only a few minor changes to the form, which include the […]

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Posted 3 months ago by Paul Ogawa
California Updates Employee Withholding Allowance Certificate

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) recently published an updated version of Form DE-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate. This form is used to provide employee withholding information for California income tax purposes. The only changes to the most recent version of this form were made in the dollar amounts listed in two sections: In Worksheet […]

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Posted 3 months ago by Tom Hospod
Massachusetts Publishes TIR 19-1: Individual Mandate Penalties for Tax Year 2019

Massachusetts has released the individual mandate penalties for tax year 2019. Adults deemed able to afford health insurance, but fail to maintain health insurance coverage for any part of the year, may be subject to these penalties. Coverage must meet minimum creditable coverage standards established by the Health Connector. The penalties, which will be imposed through […]

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Posted 3 months ago by Tom Hospod
Nebraska Releases 2019 Nebraska Lottery Winner Claim Form

Nebraska has released a 2019 version of its Form NE-LOT, Nebraska Lottery Winner Claim Form, which is filed for the purpose of gambling winning withholdings. The form only has one revision from last year’s version: winnings from the “Lucky for Life” game are now subject to withholding.

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Posted 3 months ago by Tom Hospod
New Mexico Revises Form RPD-41374

New Mexico has revised its Form RPD-41374, Annual Report of Non-Resident Remittees Holding an Agreement to Pay Tax on Oil and Gas Proceeds, which is used to report the distribution of oil and gas proceeds to each nonresident remittee who entered into an agreement to pay the tax on oil and gas proceeds. This form is […]

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Posted 3 months ago by Tom Hospod
Ohio Publishes Employer Withholding Tax Due Dates 2018-2019 Payment Schedule

Ohio has published the due dates for Monthly, Quarterly, and Partial Weekly filers/payers in 2019. These dates apply to Forms IT-501 and SD-101. Partial weekly filers must submit a Quarterly Reconciliation on Form IT-942 and all filers must submit an annual reconciliation on Form IT-3. Monthly and Quarterly filers additionally submit annual returns on Forms IT-941 and […]

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Posted 3 months ago by Paul Ogawa
Colorado Publishes Updated Civil Tax Penalties and Interest Guidelines

The Colorado Department of Revenue recently published an updated version of FYI General 11: Colorado Civil Tax Penalties and Interest. This publication is a part of the FYI series that Colorado publishes, and provides information on civil tax penalties and interest rates for tax underpayments. There is only one update in the most recent version […]

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Posted 4 months ago by Tom Hospod
Connecticut Revises Certain Publications and Forms for Tax Year 2018

The Connecticut has published Informational Publication 2018(8), Connecticut Tax Guide For Payers of Nonpayroll Amounts, in addition to revising AU-408, Specifications for Submission of 2018 State and Local Government Tax Exempt Income (TEI) Information and AU-409, Transmittal Form for Submission of State and Local Government Tax Exempt Income (TEI) Information.  The following changes have been […]

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Posted 4 months ago by Tom Hospod
Oregon Publishes Bulletin 2018-02

The Oregon Department of Revenue has published Bulletin 2018-02, containing the interest rates for refunds, deficiencies, and delinquencies for the year 2019. The interest rates will change effective January 1, 2019. Rather than 5% on refunds, deficiencies, and delinquencies, the interest rate will increase to 6%.

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Posted 4 months ago by Nicolette Chasse
Maine Publishes Final Version of 1099 and W-2G Specifications

Maine’s Revenue Services has published the final draft of “Electronic File Specifications for Forms 1099 and W-2G.” Revenue Services published a draft of the specifications in November 2018. No changes have been made from the draft version to the final version. To view the 2018 Electronic File Specifications, please follow the link.

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