I don't see a choice to file the Arizona State W2's. Has me do the interview thru Excel then creates a TXT file then I have to put that on a CD or DVD and send it?

Has Arizona changed their Efile requirements for the W2's?  There was always a link to create the W2 form for Az, then you could efile it the same way you did the federal form or any of the quarterly forms.  Now I go down to the bottom, chose "efile State form" which creates an excel file then go thru the interview process which creates a TXT file.  Then it says to copy the txt file to a CD or DVD and send that in.  That's CRAZY!!!  Why is the create W2 form for the State of Arizona missing?


Thank you for posting here in the Community, charb931.

I'd be glad to help you with submitting your state W-2 forms electronically.

In QuickBooks Desktop Payroll Enhanced, you can create a file that will be uploaded to the agency website or sent via electronic media. You should have an active subscription and a Microsoft Excel 2010 or higher to generate this. 

First, create a file to submit to the Arizona Department of Revenue. Check this  E-file your State W-2s from QuickBooks Desktop for detailed guidance.

Next, copy the file you've created in the step above to a CD-ROM or DVD. Make sure to copy the .txt file. The Excel file can't be submitted to the agency.

Lastly, follow the instructions provided by the Arizona Department of Revenue about reporting by optical media of federal Form W-2. See this link for more information: Optical Media Reporting Pub 701.

Here's Arizona state W-2 e-file help article for more information. 

That should help you file your W2. If you have any other questions or would like me to clarify anything else, please, let me know. I'm always glad to help in any way I can.​ Have a great week. 

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