The Illinois Department of Revenue recently informed businesses about an electronic filing mandate for withholding income tax forms such as the W-2. The majority of these forms are already filed electronically.
We encourage all taxpayers to comply with the new mandate in 2018. Businesses that make a reasonable and good faith effort to comply with the electronic filing deadline may file a reasonable cause request with the Department if they are penalized for failure to file electronically.
See Informational Bulletin FY 2018-18, available on the Department’s website, for more information.
To request a waiver for the W-2, W-2c, and W-2G electronic filing requirement, you may contact us at 1 800 732-8866 or 1 217 782-3336.
For information on filing your Forms W-2, W-2c, and W-2G electronically, see W-2 and 1099 Electronic Filing Programs. For information on using MyTax Illinois to file your Forms W-2 and 1099, see the MyTax Illinois Guide for Filing Forms W-2 and 1099. Third-party services: Payroll programs and services are available for purchase from third-party vendors which will automate this process for you.