Iowa Requires Electronic Filing of 2018 W-2s or 1099s if Withholding Required

November 16, 2018


Iowa is imposing new electronic filing requirements for 2018 tax year W-2s and 1099s. Businesses with one or more W-2s containing Iowa tax withholding are required to electronically file W-2 for all employees for tax year 2018. Likewise, businesses with one or more 1099s containing Iowa tax withholding are required to electronically file 1099s for all employees for tax year 2018. The filing deadline for these documents is January 31, 2019. Extensions may be requested.

Iowa Department of Revenue has a helpful webpage devoted to this issue. Included are the following resources:

W-2 and 1099 Webinar for tax year 2018(video recording) 
W-2 and 1099 Presentation for tax year 2018 (pdf slides)
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Tax Year 2018 W-2/1099 Filing Requirements
Electronic Reporting of Wage Statements and Information Returns 44-082
2018 Approved Software Vendor List

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