Massachusetts Releases Electronic Reporting Specifications for TY19 W-2 Reporting

Paul Ogawa
December 18, 2019

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue recently released its W-2 Handbook. This booklet contains instructions and specifications for filing W-2 reports with the state electronically.

The most significant change to this booklet and its specifications lies in the RS (State) Record for W-2 reporting: positions 360 – 370 were revised to accommodate Federal Mass Wages, while positions 371 – 381 were revised to accommodate reporting for Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML) contributions.

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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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