Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Getting to Know Form W-2

Buckle up, ExpressIRSForms readers, because this month we’re switching gears from ACA and general-tax-talk to really get to know one of our most popular forms: Form W-2!

Now, before we get to the real nitty gritty with Form W-2, let’s first learn a bit more about it. Form W-2 is an IRS information return, also known as a Wage and Tax Statement, that’s used to report wages paid to employees and the taxes withheld from them throughout the year.

Who Needs to File Form W-2?
Form W-2 is filed each year by every employer who paid employees for their services performed, including noncash payments of $600 or more, that year. A W-2 form must be filed for each employee by the employer for whom:
  • Income, Social Security, or Medicare tax was withheld.
  • Income tax would have been withheld if the employee claimed one or fewer withholding allowances on Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate.

Where is Form W-2 Filed?
At ExpressIRSForms, of course! We’ve got one of the fastest, easiest, IRS-authorized e-filing programs for W-2s on the market! And while the IRS and SSA encourage employers to e-file - and require employers to if they have more than 250 forms - you may not be the e-filing type. We understand that, and we’re still here to help. Paper filers should file Copy A of Form W-2 with Form W-3 with the following address:
Social Security Administration
Data Operations Center
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18769-0001
But, as we said, it’s much easier to e-file with ExpressIRSForms than it is to paper file. And since it’s free to create an account, why not give it a go? With ExpressIRSForms, you don’t pay until you’re ready to file, so we invite you to try out all of the built-in features that make W-2 filing even better than you could’ve imagined!

Have Any Questions?
Here at ExpressIRSForms, we’re committed to helping you through every step of the e-filing process. If you have any questions about getting started or e-filing your W-2 returns, don’t hesitate to contact our all-star customer support team. We’re available by phone (704-684-4751) and live chat (through our site) Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET, and we offer 24/7 email assistance at!

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