You have two weeks left to file your W-2 Forms for employees you paid in 2016.
As we mentioned before, the deadline for all W-2 Forms to be in the hands they need to be (your employees’ and the SSA’s), in any format (paper or e-filing), is January 31, 2017. The Social Security Administration changed the deadline at the end of last year to apply beginning in 2017 with the 2016 tax year.
To spell it out for you, this means that
- Your employee copies of Form W-2 must be mailed out by January 31, and
- Your SSA paper copies of Form W-2 must be mailed out by January 31, or
- Your SSA electronic copies of Form W-2 must be e-filed by January 31.
You may still have time to file an extension form (Form 8809), but keep in mind that it’s no longer automatic and you’re required to have a reason for needing more time to file. So you can apply, but if your extension is denied, you’ll still need to have your W-2 Forms in by January 31. Even if your extension is approved, this only applies for your time to file with the SSA, not for your time to get your employee copies out.
Of course, the quickest and easiest way to file your W-2 Forms and get your employee copies out is to do everything with ExpressIRSForms!
With ExpressIRSForms, you can easily and quickly enter in your W-2 information (either individually or with our bulk upload), then our program creates the IRS-authorized forms you need. Once you review that everything is entered correctly, just pay our one-time e-filing fee and securely e-file your forms directly with the SSA. And if you select postal mailing before you check out, we’ll mail your forms to your employees for you! By the next business day, we’ll print IRS-authorized copies of Form W-2 to send off to the employees for whom you filed.
In other words, just spending a few minutes on ExpressIRSForms could get all of your W-2 Form filing completely done!
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