• LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+

Duplicate W-2s? How Do We Fix This Mistake?

by on
in Office Management,Payroll Management

Question: As part of our year-end process, we look back to the preceding year just to make sure that everything was wrapped up correctly. We found that an employee who worked for two divisions of the company earned a total of $10,000. However, both divisions filed separate W-2s for him reporting the same $10,000, for a total of $20,000. Subsequently, one of the divisions filed a W-2c form to correct its error. The employee has now informed us that $0 wages have been credited to his earnings account. What’s the best way for us to reinstate his earnings?

Answer: Under the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) offset program, it will treat the second W-2 as a duplicate and subtract the second $10,000. Filing a W-2c after the offset, therefore, zeros everything out.

Rule of thumb: If employees get two W-2s on which the same wages are reported, don’t file a W-2c form; instead contact the SSA at (800) 772-6270.

Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!

Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...

We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.

The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.

" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/28850/duplicate-w-2s-how-do-we-fix-this-mistake "

Leave a Comment