Kansas Publishes Tax Year 2020 Electronic Specifications

Paul Ogawa
November 9, 2020

Kansas recently released the following publications for tax year 2020/reporting year 2021:

  • K-2MT (Kansas W-2 Specifications for Electronic Filing – EFW2 Format)
  • K-99CSV (Kansas 1099 Specifications for Electronic Filing – CSV Format)
  • K-99MT (Kansas 1099 specifications for Electronic Filing – Pub. 1220 Format)
  • KW-2CSV (Kansas W-2 Specifications for Electronic Filing – CSV Format)

Aside from some minor formatting changes, the only changes for K-2MT, KW-2CSV, or the KW-3ECSV was that the year was updated for each form.

For the remaining forms, details on changes are listed below.


  • 1099-K and 1099-NEC will be required for Tax Year 2020
    • Specifications have been added for Forms 1099-K following the 1099-INT specifications.
    • Specifications for Form 1099-NEC have been added after the 1099-MISC specifications.
  • 1099-MISC specifications Column number 38 for Gross Proceeds Paid to an Attorney has had “or blank” added to the column number.


  • Kansas follows the 1220 format for 1099 state reporting and will require Forms 1099-K and 1099-NEC forms for Tax Year 2020 using the IRS 1220 format.
  • To view the K-2MT specifications, click here.
  • To view the K-99CSV specifications, click here.
  • To view the K-99MT specifications, click here.
  • To view the K-2CSV specifications, click here.

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Paul Ogawa

Paul Ogawa is a Senior Regulatory Counsel at Sovos Compliance. As part of the Regulatory Analysis team, his main areas of focus are state and federal tax withholding, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and Canadian tax information reporting. Prior to Sovos, Paul worked as a litigation attorney in Boston area law firms, representing clients in insurance subrogation claims, family law matters, and employment disputes. Paul is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, earned his B.A. from Brandeis University and his J.D. from the Suffolk University Law School.
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