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W-2 FAQs - Employer Withholding Tax

1. How should Form W-2 information be submitted?

Form W-2 information may be submitted in paper format however, electronic submission of Form W-2 information is encouraged to reduce the occurrence of errors.  See Transmittal for Magnetic Media Reporting of W-2s, W-2Gs, and 1099s (Form 447) for additional instructions regarding electronic submission of Form W-2 information.

2. Am I required to submit my Form W-2 information electronically?

No. Submission of Form W-2 information in paper format is permissible, however, electronic submission of Form W-2 information is encouraged to reduce the occurrence of errors. When submitting W-2 Forms by paper, they must be included with the City of Detroit Income Tax Withholding Annual Reconciliation (Form 5321).

Visit the Employer Withholding Tax Forms page to select Form 5321 for the appropriate tax year.

See Transmittal for Magnetic Media Reporting of W-2s, W-2Gs, and 1099s (Form 447) for additional instructions regarding electronic submission of Form W-2 information.

3. Can I send my Form W-2 information using magnetic media?

Yes. See Transmittal for Magnetic Media Reporting of W-2s, W-2Gs, and 1099s (Form 447) for additional instructions regarding electronic submission of Form W-2 information.

4.  Am I required to submit my City of Detroit Form W-2 information with my State of Michigan Form W-2 information?

No. You are not required to submit City of Detroit Form W-2s with your State of Michigan Form W-2s.

If submitting electronically, City of Detroit Form W-2s may be submitted with State of Michigan Form W-2s. See Transmittal for Magnetic Media Reporting of W-2s, W-2Gs, and 1099s (Form 447) for additional instructions regarding electronic submission of Form W-2 information.

If submitting paper Form W-2s, these must be attached to City of Detroit Income Withholding Annual Reconciliation (Form 5321).

Visit the Employer Withholding Tax Forms page to select Form 5321 for the appropriate tax year.