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Last Updated: 9/7/2018

Withholding Tax

Scam Alert (3/1/2017): W-2 email phishing scam targeting payroll and human resource professionals
The Minnesota Department of Revenue is warning all employers of a dangerous W-2 email phishing scam targeting human resources and payroll departments. The scam has evolved beyond the corporate world and is spreading to other sectors, including school districts, tribal organizations, and nonprofits. See our W-2 Scam page for more information. 

Changes to W-2 and 1099 submissions

By the end of the year, you will no longer be able to use our Electronic Data Exchange (EDE) system to submit W-2 and 1099 files. Because of this change, we have made enhancements to our e-Services system.

  • You can use e-Services to upload EFW2 and IRS 1220 files, including compressed (.zip) files, as large as 30 megabytes. If you will need to upload files larger than 30 megabytes, contact us.
  • You no longer need an active withholding account to submit W-2 and 1099 information. Instead, you only need to be registered in e-Services. If your business already uses e-Services, contact your e-Services master to create a profile for you. Otherwise, you can sign up for e-Services.
  • Later this year, you will be able to file W-2c information electronically through e-Services.

Upgraded e-Services system!

The upgrade enhanced e-Services security, updated the look and feel, and added usability features.

To learn more about how the upgrade impacts you, watch our recorded training session. You can skip to the sections relevant to you.

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