It's time to file!
Monday, Jan. 31, 2022 is the due date for businesses to submit their 2021 withholding records, including W-2 and 1099 forms.
There are 2 free, online filing options:
- Web Upload: a file-based system that accepts multiple file types, including those created by most payroll software; and
- eForms: fillable electronic forms with no signup required (best if you have a small number of employees).
Important: Late submissions can cause significantly delayed refunds for your employees, retirees, and customers.
Changes this year
- Do you issue 1099s? The IRS has added 2 new payment fields (fields 17 and 18) to the 1099 form. As a result, the position of several existing fields will change on Forms 1099R, 1099 MISC, 1099 NEC, and 1099K. We're following the IRS format, so make sure to send us your files using the updated federal specifications (which you can find in our W2/1099 Guide for Web Upload).
- Do you need to correct a W-2? Starting this year, we’ll accept corrected W-2s (or “W-2Cs”) for Tax Year 2021 and beyond electronically. Use Form W-2C to update or change wage or withholding data. For Tax Year 2020 and prior years, payroll providers and employers will need to submit written copies of updated W-2s.
For more information on filing options and requirements, see the Withholding Tax page on our website. If you have additional questions, contact Virginia Tax Business Customer Service at 804.367.8037.