Pennsylvania Publishes 2018 W-2 and 1099 Employer Withholding Reporting Instructions and Specifications Handbook

September 4, 2018 Tom Hospod

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has released its 2018 W-2 and 1099 Employer Withholding Reporting Instructions and Specifications Handbook, which filers should consult when electronically uploading W-2 and 1099 filings.

There are no substantive changes to the specifications. The instructions now clarify that the specifications in this publication aren’t effective until January 3, 2019. Current specifications should be used until that date. There will be a blackout period for filing W-2/1099 information from December 17, 2018 through January 2, 2019.

About the Author

Tom Hospod

Tom Hospod is a member of the Tax Research Team for the Direct Tax division at Sovos Compliance, where his main areas of focus are Tax Withholding and Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI). Prior to Sovos, Tom worked as a legislative aide in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He also has experience in securities law—focusing on broker-dealer disputes and representing clients in FINRA arbitration. Tom is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, earned his B.A. from Boston College and his J.D. from the University of Miami.

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