ODT prepares for new W-2/1099 upload feature

Written on Dec 14, 2020

The Ohio Department of Taxation has announced that in addition to being able to upload W-2 information that was introduced in January of 2020, starting in January of 2021 form 1099-R information can be uploaded as well. The W-2 Upload will now be referred to as the W-2/1099 Upload feature on the Ohio Business Gateway.

This feature will allow payroll providers, software vendors, and employers to submit separate W-2 and 1099-R files via text (.txt) files to the Department through the Gateway using the W-2/1099-R Upload feature. 

In the following weeks, new information will be posted in the Employer Withholding Tax section of the Department’s website. There will be a tutorial available that will contain a step-by-step guide on how to complete a W-2 and 1099-R Upload transactions through the W-2/1099-R Upload feature on the Gateway. Please visit the Employer Withholding Tax section of the Department’s website to view the specifications regarding W-2s and 1099-Rs, FAQs, and other helpful content.

Questions regarding the W2/1099 Upload Feature can be directed to the Employment Tax Division at: IncomeStatementsEWT@tax.state.oh.us

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