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2017 Employer Filing of W2 and 1099-MISC Information


The following are the City of Warren’s requirements for filing W-2s and 1099-MISC on magnetic media for tax year 2017.


Warren Income Tax Department is basing its W-2 specifications on the EFW2 Tax Year 2017 specifications. These specifications are available here.


Warren Income Tax Department requires the filing of the 1099-MISC information. Warren Income Tax Department is basing its 1099-MISC specifications on the IRS publication 1220 specifications.


For tax year 2017, the acceptable media is CD-ROM. The information may also be emailed to lwilden@warren.org.


AccuWage and W2Verify Software


The Social Security Administration website offers AccuWage, a tool to be used by the person preparing the EFW2 file to test the file's accuracy. Learn about this online-only tool by clicking here.


This software will help the preparer determine if all the required elements are present in the file — with the exception of the "RS" record, which is the "extra" element required for a municipality's purposes. Please note, the "RS" record is defined by the Social Security Administration for use by municipalities. To test for the "RS" record, please download Baldwin Group's W2Verify program by right-clicking on this link.


For additional information or if you are starting a new business, please refer to the "Employers and Businesses" section of the Income Tax Forms page.