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Iowa Proposal Would Push W-2 E-filing Deadline Back to February

BY: APA Staff | 08/09/19

The Iowa Department of Revenue (DOR) recently announced a proposal that would amend administrative rules and push back the deadline for employers to electronically file Forms W-2 with the state to February 15 from January 31.

Employers have until August 20, 2019, to submit comments on the proposed change to the DOR. Comments should be mailed to: Tim Reilly, Department of Revenue, Hoover State Office Building, P.O. Box 10457, Des Moines, IA 50306 or sent via email to [email protected]

The DOR states that the change, if finalized, should improve its ability to respond to employers that contact the DOR for assistance with filing Forms W-2, since many other forms and claims are due by January 31.

The trend in recent years has been for states to move up the deadline for filing Forms W-2 to January 31 to combat tax return fraud and identity theft.

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