A W-3 Form is a summary page of all W-2 forms issued by the employer. This Form includes the total amount for all employees under the employer during the tax year.
WHO NEEDS TO FILE W-3 FORMS?
Anyone required to file W-2 Forms must file W-3 Forms to transmit Copy A of W-2 Forms. Even if there is only one paper W-2 Form being filed a W-3 is still required.
There is no reason to file W-3 Form alone. There is also no need to file a Form W-3 for Form(s) W-2 that were submitted electronically to the SSA. If you are filing your W-2 forms electronically a separate W-3 Form is not needed.
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Due Dates for W-3 Form Tax Year 2016
Provide 2016 W-3 Form to all Recipients
Paper Filing Deadline to send the 2016 W-3 Form
E-file Deadline for 2016 SSA
WHERE CAN I FILE A W-3 FORM?
The SSA strongly suggests that employers report W-3 Forms and Form W-2 Copy A electronically instead of on paper. E-filing can save you time and effort and helps ensure accuracy.
ExpressTaxfilings.com is the easiest - we transmit it all to the SSN for you! Or, print paper copies and mail them to the SSN and recipient.
If you are PAPER FILING, send this entire page with the entire Copy A page of Form(s) W-2 to:
Social Security Administration,
Data Operations Center,
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18769-0001.