W-2 Form

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W-2 Form

A form that an employer provides an employee each year indicating the employee's wages, salary, and/or tips and the amount of tax withheld over the course of the year. This helps the employee calculate his/her income tax liability. The W-2 form is the most common tax form in the United States, and every employer is required to provide it to every employee. See also: W-4 Form.
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Taxpayers who are missing Forms W-2, 1098, 1099 or 5498 for the years 2014, 2015 or 2016 should request copies from their employer, bank or other payer.
We will provide updates to for the calendar year 2017 on such items as social security wage base, deferred compensation limits, mileage rates and Forms W-2 and 941.
An employer that would have filed only 100 Forms W-2 for the previous year had it not used an agent under Code Section 3504 will not be subject to the reporting requirement for the year, nor will an agent under Code Section 3504 with respect to that employer's Forms W-2 for the year.
Helping employers compile, print and file IRS forms W-2, W-3, 1099, 1099-misc and 1096, EzW2 software is trusted by many businesses, including daycares, restaurants, retailers, schools, doctor offices, hotels, online business, nonprofits, churches and other businesses throughout the United States.
File Form W-3, along with Copy A of all the Forms W-2 you issued for 2013.
if business employment tax returns are used instead of Schedule H, then the Form W-2 for the household worker is included with the Forms W-2 and W-3 for the business or farm workers.
In preparation for this reporting requirement, governmental plan sponsors should consider whether their service providers have the capability to calculate, track, and report the cost of health-care coverage on the Forms W-2 that will be issued in January 2013, or whether changes are necessary.
Notably, employers are not required to report costs for any calendar year if they were required to file fewer than 250 Forms W-2 for the preceding calendar year.
for 2012 Forms W-2 that generally would be furnished to employees in January 2013) and continuing this optional treatment for smaller employers until further guidance is issued.
Notice 2010-69 made this reporting optional for all employers for 2011 Forms W-2, which generally would be given to employees in January 2012.
In Notice 2010-69, the IRS announced that employers will not be required to report the cost of employer-sponsored coverage on Forms W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, issued for 2011, due to the difficulty in preparing payroll systems for the requirement.
By combining individual tax returns (Form 1040) and information returns (such as Forms W-2 and 5498) in one panel database, the Statistics of Income (SOI) Division has made it possible to study trends in contributions by individual taxpayers over time to Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRA's), as well as the participation in other types of retirement plans.