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.
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!
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