IRS W-3 Forms

IRS W-3 Forms

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Employees are required to complete Form W-2 while employers are responsible for completing Form W-3. Employers must file both W-2 and W-3 forms with the Social Security Administration by January 31 of every year.
The W-3 form, officially the Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements, is a summary for the SSA of all the business' employee wages and contributions for the previous year. This summary document provides a quick overview of the W-2 forms that are attached and sent with the form every January.
Employers need to file Form W-3 each year to report employee wages and tax withholdings to the Social Security Administration. While an employee W-2 form shows that information for just one employee, the W-3 form combines the numbers for all of your employees in one place.
To order official IRS information returns such as Forms W-2 and W-3, which include a scannable Copy A for filing, go to IRS' Online Ordering for Information Returns and Employer Returns page, or visit www.irs.gov/orderforms and click on Employer and Information returns.
Employees are required to complete Form W-2 while employers are responsible for completing Form W-3. Employers must file both W-2 and W-3 forms with the Social Security Administration by January 31 of every year.
Key Takeaways. IRS Form W-3 summarizes and totals all the information you reported on your employees' W-2 Forms. It's a summary transmittal form. Businesses that pay independent contractors should compile and report payments on Form 1099-MISC on Form 1096 instead.
All paper forms must comply with IRS standards and be machine readable. Photocopies are not acceptable. Use a Form W-3 even if only one paper Form W-2 is being filed. Make sure both the Form W-3 and Form(s) W-2 show the correct tax year and employer identification number (EIN).
Anyone required to file Form W-2 must file Form W-3 to transmit Copy A of Forms W-2. Make a copy of Form W-3; keep it and Copy D (For Employer) of Forms W-2 with your records for 4 years. Be sure to use Form W-3 for the correct year. If you are filing Forms W-2 electronically, also see E-filing.
Form W-3 must be printed with special red ink, so you can't copy or print it at home from the IRS website. You can order Form W-3 from the IRS online ordering site or wherever you got your paper copies of Form W-2. If you submit Form W-3 with noncompliant ink, you may face a penalty.
If you file after 30 days but before August 1, the fine is $110 per form. If you don't file by August 1, the fine increases to $270 per W-2....What is the penalty for not filing W-2? Number of Days LateMinimum PenaltyMaximum PenaltyAfter August 1$270 per form$3,339,000 per year (1,113,000 for small businesses)2 more rows • Dec 13, 2021