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Last Updated: 10/11/2018

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

We have enhanced W-2 and 1099 submissions in 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.
  • 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.

Because of these enhancements, we will retire our Electronic Data Exchange (EDE) system by the end of the year. You may submit W-2 and 1099 files through e-Services. If you cannot use e-Services because your files are larger than 30 megabytes, contact us.

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