Ohio Releases 2017 W-2 Filing Specifications

Nicolette Chasse
November 20, 2017

Ohio's Department of Taxation recently published the 2017 W-2 Filing Specifications.  The Department of Taxation accepts W-2 and 1099-R data in CD-ROM format. 

 There are several key changes from last year's specifications that should be noted:


  •  A new box 12 Code FF money field, Permitted Benefits Under a Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement (Code FF), has been added to the RW Employee Record in positions 474-484 and the RT Total Record in positions 400-414.
  • The Social Security Wage Base for tax year 2017 is $127,200. 
  • The employer and employee tax rate for Social Security will be withheld at 6.2% (up to $7,886.40). 
  • The 2017 Social Security and Medicare coverage threshold for Household wages is $2,000.
  • The filing due date is January 31, 2018.

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Nicolette Chasse

Nicolette Chasse is a Junior Regulatory Counsel at Sovos Compliance. Her main areas of focus are Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) reporting under FATCA and CRS and 1099 Federal Withholding Reporting. Nicolette received her B.A. at Trinity College and her J.D. at Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.
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