Does Arkansas mandate filing W-2s electronically?
As an Arkansas employer you are only required to file electronically when you have 250 or more W2 forms. You will need to check with the state annually, since this threshold is subject to change.
What is the name of the publication that defines Arkansas W2 E-Filing format and details?
Refer to "Electronic Media Specifications for submittal of State of Arkansas W-2/1099 Information".
What software can I use to generate Arkansas W2 E-File submissions?
You can use our W2 Mate software to create W2 E-File submissions that comply with Arkansas requirements. To learn more about W2 Mate and download a demo you can visit
Can I mail my W2 E-File submission on a CD or other formats of magnetic media to Arkansas?
Arkansas accepts magnetic media submission by CD and DVD. Mail electronic media to: Withholding Tax Section, P. O. Box 8055, Little Rock, AR 72203. This submission method is currently accepted but is subject to change.
Does Arkansas Follow the EFW2 format defined by the SSA?
Yes, Arkansas follows the "Specifications for Filing Forms W-2 (EFW2)" as defined by the SSA, but the state also has its own special requirements.
How can I submit the Arkansas DFA-EFW2 (W2 E-File) Withholding file attachment to Arkansas?
You will need to register with ATAP (Arkansas Taxpayer Access Point) and upload the file online at https://atap.arkansas.gov or go to Arkansas W-2 submission website, https://www.ark.org/w2ffv/app/newSubmission.html .You will need to register with ATAP (Arkansas Taxpayer Access Point) and upload the file online at https://atap.arkansas.gov/ or go to Arkansas W-2 submission website, https://www.ark.org/w2ffv/app/newSubmission.html.
Do you need to include the RV (State Total) record as part of the Arkansas W2 E-File Submission?
The RV record is not utilized by Department of Finance and Administration and should be excluded from the submission.
Do you need to include the RS (State Wage) records as part of the Arkansas W2 E-File Submission?
Yes, this record is mandatory and has to be included.
Does Arkansas have a special file naming convention for W2 E-File submissions?
No, the state does not have any special name requirements; however you must have .txt as the file extension and it's a good idea to have the company name included in the file name.
Is the Arkansas W2 Electronic Filing submission attachment an ASCII text file?
Yes, the submission is a text file that follows the specifications of both the SSA EFW2 format and the Arkansas requirements defined by "Electronic Media Specifications for submittal of State of Arkansas W-2/1099 Information".
Does Arkansas have any requirements for Social Security Number (SSN)?
Use the number shown on the original/replacement SSN card. Omit hyphens. If there is no SSN available for the employee, enter zeros (0) in positions 10 - 18 of the RS Record.
How do I know if my submission was successful?
After a successful submission to Arkansas website will automatically populate the webpage with a confirmation. It's very important that you print this page for your records.
How do I contact Arkansas with questions about my W2 E-File submission?
The electronic filing engine available inside our W2 Mate® software gives Arkansas employers and tax professionals the ability to e-File W2s with both the state of Arkansas and the Social Security Administration’s (SSA). To learn more about W2 Mate visit https://www.realtaxtools.com/W2-Mate.html , email email@example.com or call 1-800-507-1992.