Electronic filing via email or magnetic media is also an acceptable method of submitting the Local Services Tax. The file can be placed on either a floppy disk or a CD-ROM and mailed to the tax office, or the file can be sent via email to email@example.com . It is strongly recommended that the files be password protected.
Three options are available to employers for electronically filing.
Option One is an Excel Spreadsheet, which is a predefined template for use with reporting the required LST information.
Option Two is an electronic file exported from Payroll Software. Option Two allows for a user to choose between pipe delimited records or fixed length records.
Option Three allows for a user to file the Local Services Tax using the EF-W2 format.
Please note that in order for the tax office to electronically process a file, it must be in the proper format.
Employers will continue to receive the Employer’s Quarterly Local Services Returns (paper form) from the tax office unless the tax office is notified otherwise. Please note that the tax office cannot properly process the returns if the complete detail is not provided on the returns. Click here to obtain the Employer’s Quarterly LST Return for districts which levy the LST in the amount of $52.00. Click here to obtain the Employer's Quarterly LST Return for districts which levy the LST in the amount of $10.00.