W-2 and Information Return Penalty


The Minnesota Department of Revenue may assess a $50 penalty each time you:

  • Do not provide your employee a federal Form W-2 or information return (federal Form 1099)
  • Do not provide us a W-2 or information return
  • Provide us a false or fraudulent W-2 or information return
  • Refuse to provide all information required on a W-2

Our maximum penalty is $25,000 per year.

For details on our W-2 requirements, see Forms W-2 and 1099.

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