Wisconsin Form W-2 & WT-7 Filing Requirements

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Wisconsin Requires

  • The Form W-2, Wage, and Tax Statement should be filed with the State of Wisconsin for the 2020 Tax Year.
  • The State of Wisconsin also mandates the filing of Form WT-7, Employers Annual Reconciliation of Wisconsin Income Tax Withheld, for 2020.
January 31, 2021

The Wisconsin Form W-2 filing deadline isJanuary 31, 2021

January 31, 2021

The Wisconsin Form WT-7 filing deadline isJanuary 31, 2021

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Q. Does Wisconsin mandate W-2 filing for 2020?

A. Yes! For the tax year 2020, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue mandates the filing of Form W-2, wage statements for certain payments made to the employee on the payroll.

  • Payments made to the resident of Wisconsin, irrespective of where services were performed.
  • Payments made to non-residents for services rendered in the state of Wisconsin.

Q. Does Wisconsin require any additional forms to be submitted while filing W-2?

A. Yes! The Wisconsin Department of Revenue requires an employer who made payments from which Wisconsin tax was withheld or has an active Wisconsin withholding Account Number to file an additional Form WT-7 ( Employers Annual Reconciliation).

Q. What is the deadline to file W-2 with Wisconsin?

A. The deadline to file Form W-2 with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue is January 31.

Note: If the due date falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the next weekday is the deadline.

Employers who discontinue business must file form W-2s information returns within 30 days
of discontinuing business.

Q. Can I electronically file W-2 with Wisconsin?

A. Yes! You can e-file all W-2 forms with the State of Wisconsin. If you prefer e-filing, TaxBandits is the best IRS authorized tax filing service provider for your business. We support the e-filing of Form W-2s with the State of Wisconsin. In addition to that, we assist in sending recipient copies of Completed W-2s copies via TaxBandits’ online access portal and postal mail, if needed.

Electronic filing: If you file 10 or more wage statements or information returns, you must file them electronically.

Paper Filing: If you file fewer than 10, we encourage you to file electronically. When you file W-2s with the state, you must also submit the year-end reconciliation Form WT-7.

For paper filing mail them to the following address:

Do not send to any other address.

Q. What are the penalties for the late filing of W-2 with Wisconsin?

A. Every employer who fails to file Form W-2s by the due date, filing an incorrect or incomplete return is subject to a penalty of $10 for each violation. The Wisconsin Department of Revenue may waive-off the penalty if the breach is justified with the reasonable cause rather than willful neglect.

Q. Can I file W-2c with the State of Wisconsin?

A. Yes! For Wisconsin state, an employer can file Form W-2c if you file incorrect or incomplete wage statements for the tax year 2020.

When the Wisconsin Department of Revenue sends you an error message, the file has not been accepted then you must correct the errors and resubmit the file.

To make such corrections on Form W-2 electronically, you need to send the corrected EFW2 Format file electronically or send the corrected Form W-2c to the address given below:

Do not send a transmittal form.

Q. Where do I mail W-2 forms when filing with the State of Wisconsin?

A. If you want to file paper copies of Form W-2 with the State of Wisconsin, send it to
the following mailing address.

Note: Do not send federal or state transmittal forms. Transmittal form not needed.

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