Wednesday, October 26, 2016

E-file Your W-2 Forms with ExpressIRSForms

Did you know about this awesome and simple solution for e-filing your business’s W-2 Forms? If you’ve read the title, you probably know where we’re going with this: it’s ExpressIRSForms!

The E-filing Basics
For a few years now, the IRS hasn’t really kept it a secret that everything goes a lot more smoothly when you e-file. In fact, if you have more than 250 of any one form (W-2s included), you’re required to e-file that return. E-filing is easier to complete, more secure, and faster than our previous filing habits. So why not hop aboard the e-filing train?

The ExpressIRSForms Basics
ExpressIRSForms actually started out as ExpressTaxFilings, which had its first season “way back” in 2013 for 1099 and W-2 e-filing for the 2012 tax year. When we started adding more non-tax information forms (like the W-9 and the ACA forms), we realized we needed a little make-over.

But everything we built into ExpressTaxFilings (and more!) to make e-filing faster and easier than ever - like the bulk upload and error checks - stayed with ExpressIRSForms.

Information Needed to File W-2s
So before you sit down to e-file with ExpressIRSForms, there’s some information you’ll need to complete your W-2 Forms:
  • Employee info, like their name, address, and social security number,
  • Employer info, like your name, address, EIN, and state ID (if applicable), and 
  • Financial information, like their wages, as well as federal and state tax withheld.

E-filing with ExpressIRSForms
Once you create an account with ExpressIRSForms, it only takes a few simple steps to complete your W-2 return:
  • From your Dashboard, click “Start New Form” then select the W-2 option.
  • Enter your employer information and “Next.”
  • Select whether you’d like to enter your employees and their information individually or by bulk uploading an Excel template that contains their data.
  • Enter your employee details based on the selection you made in step 3.
    • If you selected individually, you’ll enter their basic details then their financial details one by one.
    • If you selected bulk upload, use our spreadsheet or one of your own to enter all the data and upload it at once.
  • Review your forms on the summary page, pay our low, one-time transmittal fee, and send your forms securely along to the IRS!
You can even decide how to send your Form W-2 employee copies with ExpressIRSForms. You can do it the old-fashioned way by printing the PDFs from your Print Center after you file and mailing them yourself OR you can select to have us do that for you before you transmit. If you choose the latter, we’ll make sure to have your W-2 Forms sent out from our headquarters in Rock Hill, SC by the next business day.

Ready to sign up? Have more questions? Our all-star customer support team is here no matter what you need. Just give us a call (704-684-4751) or send us a live chat Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST, or send us an email 24/7 to!

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