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Withholding Bulk Filing

Bulk Filer Requirement: Effective April 7, 2008, accountants or tax filing services who file withholding tax returns and payments on behalf of employers must register with the Department as a bulk filer and must utilize their bulk filer registration when filing withholding tax returns on behalf of their clients.

Apply To Become A Bulk Filer: Form BF-1: Application to Become a Bulk Filer (Updated: 05/02/2016)

Selecting a File Type for Bulk Filing: A-3 Bulk Filing File Type

Describing the Fields in Your File using the File Layout Screen

  • A-1/A-6 Bulk Filing File LayoutNote: Files must be comma delimited with a .csv or .txt extension and include all fields in the positions listed below. Although all fields are required within the file, not all fields require data.
  • A-3 Bulk Filing File LayoutNote: Files must be comma delimited with a .txt extension and include all fields in the positions listed below. Although all fields are required within the file, not all fields require data.

Creating and Extracting W-2 Import File

Checking Files For Errors

Using Excel Spreadsheet to Upload Files