Arkansas payroll tax form information

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Unemployment forms

Agency: Arkansas Department of Workforce Services

Website: http://

Description Approval Information Filing Methods Web fill-in Form Due Date
DWS-209B Approved Paper, Internet No Last day of the following month
DWS-209C Approved Paper, Internet No Last day of the following month

Withholding forms

Agency: Department of Finance and Administration

Website: http://

Description Approval Information Filing Methods Web fill-in Form Due Date
ARW-3 Approved Paper No February 28th*
AR941M Approved Paper No 15th of the following month*
AR3MAR Approved Paper No February 28th*
AR941A Approved Paper No Last day of the following month
W-2 Copy 1 Available up to 2020 (No approval required) Paper, Magnetic No January 31st*

* Due date adjusts for non-banking days

Other forms

1099 forms

Description Approval Information Filing Methods Web fill-in Form Due Date
1098 No approval required Magnetic No January 31st
1099-A No approval required Magnetic No January 31st
1099-B No approval required Magnetic No January 31st
1099-DIV No approval required Magnetic No January 31st
1099-G No approval required Magnetic No January 31st
1099-INT No approval required Magnetic No January 31st
1099-MISC No approval required Magnetic No January 31st
1099-OID No approval required Magnetic No January 31st
1099-PATR No approval required Magnetic No January 31st
1099-R No approval required Magnetic No January 31st
1099-S No approval required Magnetic No January 31st
1099-SA No approval required Magnetic No January 31st
5498 No approval required Magnetic No January 31st
5498-SA No approval required Magnetic No January 31st
W-2G No approval required Magnetic No January 31st

See also: State 1099 files overview

Note: Files are created only when the forms include state withholding amounts.

State website: www.dfa.arkansas.gov

E-filing notes

Forms DWS-209B and DWS-209C

  • Registration is required as a payroll service or accountant with the Online Unemployment Insurance Tax Filing Application system.
  • File format - ICESA
  • Navigate to the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services website, choose Unemployment Services, and then choose Employers > UI Employer Services.

State ID formats

Unemployment ID: 9 digits

Withholding ID: 12 characters, formatted as ########-WHW (Example: 12345678-WHW)

New hire reporting

Reporting methods

File Upload Type: Internet

General reporting requirements

Electronic filing required: No
Filing frequency: 20 days from hire date
Registration required: No

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