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Minnesota Releases Additional Withholding Tax Fact Sheets

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The Minnesota Department of Revenue (MDOR) has released a number of withholding tax fact sheets. Fact sheets that may be of interest to employers include the following:

  • Submitting Form W-2 Information. This fact sheet explains how to electronically submit W-2 information to the MDOR.
  • Submitting Form 1099 Information. This fact sheet explains how to electronically submit 1099 information to the MDOR.
  • Agricultural Workers. This fact sheet explains Minnesota income tax withholding responsibilities as they relate to agricultural workers.
  • Third-Party Bulk Filers. This fact sheet explains the responsibilities for the withholding tax registration and filing requirements of third-party bulk filers. A third-party bulk filer--also known as a payroll service provider--is a person or company who has custody or control over another employer's funds for the purpose of filing returns and depositing taxes withheld.
  • Corporate Officers. This fact sheet explains Minnesota income tax withholding responsibilities as they relate to officers of a corporation.
  • Independent Contractor or Employee. This fact sheet explains Minnesota income tax withholding responsibilities as they relate to classification of independent contractors. If the worker is an employee, generally the employer must withhold and deposit income taxes, Social Security taxes, and Medicare taxes. In addition to these taxes, the employer must pay unemployment taxes and carry workers' compensation insurance. This is generally not required for independent contractors.
  • New Employer Guide. This fact sheet explains Minnesota income tax withholding and other tax responsibilities as a new employer. Generally, Minnesota employers must register for a federal employer tax ID number (FEIN), Minnesota tax ID number, and a Minnesota unemployment insurance (UI) employer account number.

Click here for additional MDOR withholding tax fact sheets. Additional business tax information is available on the MDOR's website.


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