2015 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

2015 Form WT-6 Scanline Calculation Formula

Month Semi
Monthly
1-15
Semi
Monthly
16-EOM
Monthly Quarterly
January 101154 201152 301150 403154
February 102152 202150 302158
March 103150 203158 303156
April 104158 204156 304154 406157
May 105155 205153 305151
June 106153 206151 306159
July 107151 207159 307157 409151
August 108159 208157 308155
September 109157 209155 309153
October 110155 210153 310151 412155
November 111153 211151 311159
December 112151 212159 312157
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 10815

  1. 1 X 2 = 2
    0 X 1 = 0
    8 X 2 = 16*
    1 X 1 = 1
    5 X 2 = 10**
  2.   *Since the product of 8 X 2 is two digits, add the two digits : 1 + 6 = 7
    **Since the product of 5 X 2 is two digits, add the two digits : 1 + 0 = 1
  3. 2 + 0 + 7 + 1 + 1 = 11
  4. 20 - 11 = 9
  5. 9 is the check digit for the filing frequency 10815

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:

Wisconsin Department of Revenue
Division of Technology Services
Mail Stop 4-163
PO Box 8903
Madison, WI 53708-8903

Include an email address with test packet.

Substitute forms developers will be notified via email 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
PO Box 8903
Madison, WI 53708-8903
Email: WI.Tax.Forms@revenue.wi.gov

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
Customer Service Bureau
PO Box 8949, Mail Stop 5-77
Madison, WI 53708-8949
Phone: (608) 266-2776
Fax: (608) 267-1030
Email additional questions to DORBusinessTax@revenue.wi.gov

July 23, 2015