2014 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

2014 Form WT-6 Booklet Scanline Calculation Formula

Month Semi
Monthly
1-15
Semi
Monthly
16-EOM
Monthly Quarterly
January 101147 201145 301143 403147
February 102145 202143 302141
March 103143 203141 303149
April 104141 204149 304147 406140
May 105148 205146 305144
June 106146 206144 306142
July 107144 207142 307140 409144
August 108142 208140 308148
September 109140 209148 309146
October 110148 210146 310144 412148
November 111146 211144 311142
December 112144 212142 312140
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 10814

  1. 1 X 2 = 2
    0 X 1 = 0
    8 X 2 = 16*
    1 X 1 = 1
    4 X 2 = 8
  2. *Since the product of 8 X 2 is two digits, add the two digits : 1 + 6 = 7
  3. 2 + 0 + 7 + 1 + 8 = 18
  4. 20 - 18 = 2
  5. 2 is the check digit for the filing frequency 10814

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 your 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 GENERAL WITHHOLDING INFORMATION

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
PO Box 8949, MS 5-77
Madison, WI 53708-8949
Fax: (608) 267-1030
Email: DORBusinessTax@revenue.wi.gov

December 18, 2013