W3c Correction Transmittal Forms – Summary for W2-C Forms for IRS
Use W-3c Correction forms are used for corrections to information filed on original W2 & W3 forms.
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File the W3C with the W2C Copy A forms sent to the SSA in a batch. The W3-C form summarizes all of the corrected data from a single employer.
W3C Transmittal Form Specs:
Order a quantity equal to the number of employers for which you need to file corrected returns.
- Form is on an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet
- No side perforations
- Printed with required red scannable ink
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How to Choose the Right W-2 Forms
OPTIONS FOR FILING W-2 FORMS
- Your Accounting Software: Print W-2 forms compatible with your software, such as QuickBooks®.
- Specialized W-2 Software: Print and e-file W-2 forms if your accounting software does not.
- Online W-2 Filing: Enter or import data and we print, mail and e-file for you!
TYPES OF W-2 FORMS
All government copies must be printed in a 2up format (2 forms per page)
Employee copies may be printed in a 2up, 3up or 4up format (2, 3 or 4 forms per page; also called ‘condensed forms). All of the copies for a single employee will print on one page. You simply fold and mail – no need to separate and collate forms! Your software may support these formats, be sure to check its functionality before ordering.
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NUMBER OF W2 PARTS
The number of parts you need is determined by which government agencies you are reporting to.
- Federal Only – 4 parts
- Federal and State – 6 parts
- Federal, State and City – 8 parts
When using condensed 2up, 3up or 4up forms, you can print all employee copies on a single sheet to save time.
- For a 4-part form, use 2up paper.
- For a 6-part form, use 3up paper.
- For an 8-part form, use 4up paper.
4-Part States: AK, FL, NV, NH, SD, TN, TX, WA, WY
6-Part States: AL, AZ, AK, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, ND, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV (add extra parts for city withholding taxes)
8-Part States: AL, DE, KY, MD, MI, MO, NY, OH, PA
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W3 TRANSMITTAL FORMS
Transmittal W-3 Forms are required only if you are printing and mailing W2 Copy A to the Federal Government.
One W3 is required to summarize all W2s for one employer. Order W-3 Forms.
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W-2 FILING DEADLINE
- January 31 – Recipient copies postmarked, Copy A mailed or efiled with IRS
These are federal deadlines. Most states follow the same dates.
W-2C CORRECTION FORMS
If you need to correct a W2 form because the original has errors, you will likely need to file a W2C form (W-2 Correction Form).
This is different than a standard W2 form, and requires a few additional steps. You’ll need to fill in all of the fields, once for the information originally filed, and once for the correct information (if applicable).
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Ordering 1099 & W2 Forms
Official preprinted 1099 & W2 forms are sold by the form (not sheets).
Order a quantity equal to the number of recipients you have. For example, if you have 25 recipients, order 25 forms.
- If your W2 or 1099 forms are 2up (2 per page) you will receive 13 sheets
- If your 1099 forms are 3up (3 per page) you will receive 7 sheets
Condensed preprinted W2 forms are sold by the recipient (not the number of forms on it).
Order a quantity equal to the number of employees you have. For example, if you have 50 employees, order a quantity of 50.
Blank 1099 & W2 forms are sold by the sheet (not the number of forms on it).
Order a quantity equal to the number of recipients you have. For example, if you have 100 recipients, order 100 sheets.
When you receive your order, please open it right away to review the contents and ensure you have exactly what you need. The information below will help you to understand how it’s packaged.
Each shrink-wrapped package may contain several different forms. If there are multiple forms in a package, they will be separated by a colored sheet of paper.
Be sure to open the entire package to determine if items are missing.
Packaging of Kits and Sets
1099 & W2 kits or sets can be packaged in one of two ways.
Example 1: Pre-packaged in specific quantities, which may mean there are multiple shrink-wrapped packs to fulfill your entire order.
Example 2: One shrink-wrapped package, which includes all the forms together.
Your order was likely shipped with free 1096 or W3 transmittal forms. They will likely be at the bottom of your packs of forms.
Getting Help with Your Order
If you discover a discrepancy, please contact us right away and we’ll make it right.
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- Call: 877-824-2458
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