The Division of Revenue has announced that Delaware is adopting the new federal filing deadline for reporting personal income tax being withheld by employers. Employer filing deadlines for paper Form W-3 or online submissions of W-2 information for 2016 will be due January 31, 2017, instead of February 28, 2017. These earlier deadlines are intended to aid government agencies in fighting identity theft and refund fraud. Due dates for 1099 submission are unchanged; February 28 for paper and March 31 for online submission.
The Division has begun outreach efforts to employers, including targeted mailings to those affected by the change. Employers are urged to update their records and adjust annual procedures to accommodate the new deadline.
To find paper reconciliation forms, or for a link to file the forms electronically, please visit www.revenue.delaware.gov.