Arizona Releases 2019 Optical Media Reporting Publication

Tom Hospod
November 7, 2019

Arizona has released its 2019 Publication 701, Optical Media Reporting. This publication contains information about reporting by optical media of Arizona withholding on federal Forms W-2, W-2c, W2-G and 1099-R (or any other Form 1099 equivalent), if reporting Arizona withholding.

There are some revisions to this publication of which filers should take note:

  • The publication now specifies that it applies to the reporting of Arizona withholding, not to all amounts paid and subject to reporting.
  • ADOR now accepts flash drives for optical media reporting.
  • In the RS-State Record, positions 298-307, provide the employer’s EIN as the State ID number; zero fill to the left. This change will not be required until tax year 2020.
  • Create the CD-ROM, DVD or flash drive using the format for Windows 7 (previously, Windows XP) or later operating system.

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Tom Hospod

Tom Hospod is a Regulatory Counsel at Sovos Compliance. Within Sovos’ Regulatory Analysis function, Tom focuses om Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting, Tax Withholding, and Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI). Prior to Sovos, Tom worked as a legislative aide in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Tom is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, earned his B.A. from Boston College and his J.D. from the University of Miami.
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