Form W-2 is an information return that is filed with the SSA by employers for their employees each year. In addition to filing with the SSA, employers must send copies of Form W-2 to their employees to report salary and other compensations offered throughout the year.
Employee Copy Deadline
Paper Filing Deadline
If you’re unable to file Form W-2 on time, you can apply for an automatic 30-day extension by completing Form 8809 by the original filing deadline. E-file your extension today.Learn More
Failure to file Form W-2 by the deadline results in a $30 penalty per W-2. Filing 30 days after the due date raises the penalty to $60 per form, with a max fine of $500, or $200 for small business owners.
Form W-2c is used to correct errors, such as an incorrect name, social security number, or amount, on any Form W-2 or W-2c filed previously with the SSA.
Depending on state requirements you may need to file Form W-2 and other reconciliation forms with the applicable state. ExpressTaxFilings supports W-2 filing for certain eligible states.Learn More