Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The SSA Deadline to File W-2 Forms Has Changed

Heads up, business filers!

You know how when you fill out your W-2 Forms for your employees every year you have to send a copy to them by January 31 and e-file a copy with the Social Security Administration - or SSA - by March 31 (February 28/29 if paper filing)?

Well the SSA is changing all of that this year. As if the IRS’s Affordable Care Act deadlines moving back up wasn’t enough of a tax season stressor, the SSA is now requiring all filers (paper and electronic alike) to submit their W-2s to the SSA by January 31, the same day they’re due for your employees.

Naturally, if January 31 happens to fall on a weekend or a national holiday, the deadline will be extended to the next business day. Unfortunately, in 2017 - the first year this new deadline will take effect - January 31 falls on a plain, old Tuesday, so make sure you’re completely prepared to have your W-2 Forms filed on time. If you’re late, you stand to incur some pretty hefty fines.

ExpressIRSForms can help guarantee your W-2 Forms are in the hands (or on the computers) of those who need them by the time they’re required to have them. With features like an online address book as well as cloud-based programming and bulk uploading capabilities, it’s never been easier to complete and e-file your W-2s.

And before you e-file, click to engage our Postal Mailing feature; we’ll get an alert here at our offices in Rock Hill, South Carolina and mail out the employee copies of your W-2 Forms by the next business day!

While it’s still too early to e-file, you can create an account with ExpressIRSForms today. And if you have any questions about getting started or the e-filing process, we’re here to help! Just give us a call at (704) 684-4751 or send us a live chat during our office hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET. You can also send us an email anytime to

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