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The late bird doesn’t get the W-2 worm

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Procrastinators beware: Aug. 1 is rapidly approaching. That’s when penalties increase from $100 per form (up to $1,637,500) to $270 (up to $3,275,500), for these W-2 missteps: failing to file 2018 W-2s in the first place or filing incorrect 2018 W-2s you haven’t yet corrected.

Incorrect W-2s are corrected by filing Forms W-2c/W-3c with the Social Security Administration; employees must receive copies of Form W-2c, as well.

REMINDER: Typical W-2 mistakes, W-2c correction tips and specifications for formatting e-files were covered in Payroll Legal Alert’s February 2019 issue, which is available in the archives at www.payrolllegalalert.com.


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