2013 Form WT-6 Specifications

OCR

All Forms WT-6 must be OCR encoded per ABA specifications. The scan line contains 27 characters including:

Other OCR Requirements

2013 Form WT-6 Booklet Scanline Calculation Formula

Month Semi
Monthly
1-15
Semi
Monthly
16-EOM
Monthly Quarterly
January 101139 201137 301135 403139
February 102137 202135 302133
March 103135 203133 303131
April 104133 204131 304139 406132
May 105130 205138 305136
June 106138 206136 306134
July 107136 207134 307132 409136
August 108134 208132 308130
September 109132 209130 309138
October 110130 210138 310136 412130
November 111138 211136 311134
December 112136 212134 312132
Spare 199992 299990 399998 499996

OCR Check Digit Calculation

  1. Multiply each digit by a weight pattern of 2, 1, 2, 1, 2.
  2. If the product is two digits, add the two digits together.
  3. Add all digits together.
  4. Take the sum and subtract from the next multiple of ten.
  5. The result is the check digit.

Example: Filing Frequency 10813

  1. 1 X 2 = 2
    0 X 1 = 0
    8 X 2 = 16*
    1 X 1 = 1
    3 X 2 = 6
  2. *Since the product of 8 X 2 is two digits, add the two digits : 1 + 6 = 7
  3. 2 + 0 + 7 + 1 + 6 = 16
  4. 20 - 16 = 4
  5. 4 is the check digit for the filing frequency 10813

Ink

Form WT-6 size

Paper

Data Requirements

wt-6 sample

Form WT-6 Substitute Approval

The Department of Revenue requires approval of Forms WT-6 that are not issued by the department prior to use. Developers/payroll providers must submit 20 to 30 data-filled test forms clearly marked in red as TEST FORMS to the department for approval.

The test packet should include:

Mail test forms to:

Tax Operations Bureau
Mail Stop 3-418
P.O. Box 8903
Madison, WI 53708-8903

Include an e-mail address with test packet.

Substitute forms developers will be notified via e-mail when testing is completed, generally within fifteen business days of receipt.

FOR FORMS APPROVAL/SPECIFICATIONS

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
Division of Technology Services
Michael Sutter
Mail Stop 4-163
P.O. Box 8903
Madison, WI 53708-8903
E-Mail Additional Questions

FOR GENERAL WITHHOLDING INFORMATION

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
Mail Stop 5-77
P.O. Box 8949
Madison, WI 53708-8949
Fax: (608) 267-1030
E-Mail Additional Questions

Last updated December 6, 2012