Arkansas Releases Updated Specifications for Filing Forms W-2 & 1099 Electronically, Advances Filing Due Date

November 20, 2017 Paul Ogawa

Arkansas recently published an updated version of its Specifications for Filing W-2 & 1099 Forms Electronically. These specifications are used to submit withholding tax data to the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration in an electronic format.

While the actual specifications remain unchanged from 2016, there is one significant change for tax year 2017: W-2 and 1099 reporting will be due on January 31, 2018. Previously these reports were due to Arkansas by February 28^th^ annually.

About the Author

Paul Ogawa is a Junior Regulatory Counsel at Sovos Compliance. As part of the Regulatory Analysis team, his main areas of focus are state and federal tax withholding, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and Canadian tax information reporting. Prior to Sovos, Paul worked as a litigation attorney in Boston area law firms, representing clients in insurance subrogation claims, family law matters, and employment disputes. Paul is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, earned his B.A. from Brandeis University and his J.D. from the Suffolk University Law School.

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