Minnesota Revises Fact Sheet 2, Specifications for Filing W-2 Returns

Tom Hospod
December 12, 2018

The Minnesota Department of Revenue has revised Fact Sheet 2, W-2 and W-2c specifications for tax year 2018. The main update to this publication is the addition of W-2c filing information. The following information has been updated from the prior year’s version:

  • W-2c information will not be submitted in the same manner as W-2 information.
  • The January 31 due date applies for taxpayers actively registered for Minnesota Withholding Tax.
  • Filers with 10 or fewer forms (W-2s plus 1099s) may send paper copies rather than filing electronically. These paper copies should be sent to:
    • Minnesota Revenue, Mail Station 1173, St. Paul, MN 55146-1173
    • Forms W-2c may be filed electronically, or by mail to the address above.
  • The “Key and Send” filing method may be used to submit Forms W-2c.
  • The EFW2 filing method has been expanded to allow for EFW2c file formats
    • Third party by the bulk filers should submit W-2c information using the EFW2c file format.
  • The “e-Services” filing method may be used to submit Forms W-2c using the EFW2c file type.

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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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