ATTENTION -- Effective Jan. 1, 2013, ALL businesses in Indiana must file and pay their sales and withholding taxes electronically. For more information, click here.
Are you completing your WH-1 correctly? Submitting a WH-1 correctly ensures that your company’s withholding taxes are reported accurately and timely to the State of Indiana.
The best way to complete your WH-1 is through INtax, a free online tax filing program that allows you to file and pay your business taxes (including withholding); upload W2s, W2Gs, and 1099Rs; register a new business; and more.
If you do decide to complete the paper WH-1 form, below are some do’s and don’ts to help ensure that you are completing your WH-1 correctly.
Complete the county tax breakdown portion on the reverse side of the form.
Be sure that the total amount withheld on the county breakdown on the reverse of the form matches line 2 on the front side of the form.
Be sure to sign and date the form.
Make sure you use only the WH-1 form that is directly mailed to you from the Indiana Department of Revenue or your payroll provider. If you have lost your WH-1 form, contact the Department at (317) 233-4016.
Leave entries blank if no dollar amount is present.
Use your Indiana Tax Identification (TID) number and not your Federal Identification (FID) number.
Double check your math.
Make the check payable to the Indiana Department of Revenue unless you are enrolled in Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).
Check the box on the front of the form indicating you have completed the reverse side (found on 2010 WH-1).
Don’t use another retailer’s WH-1.
Don’t use dashes, “0”, line, or other symbols to indicate that you have no entry for that line.
Don’t cut the form in half (the reverse side also must be completed).
Don’t send in multiple returns for the same reporting period unless otherwise requested by the Indiana Department of Revenue.
Don’t include penalty and interest with your return if filing Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).
Don’t send cash. Instead, make a check payable to the Indiana Department of Revenue unless you are enrolled in Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).
Below you will find an example of a WH-1 form completed correctly.
Correct Way to Complete a WH-1
For more information about your WH-1, please contact the Department at (317) 233-4016.