W3 Transmittal Forms
Order W-3 Summary Tax Forms for W2
Each employer is required to include a W3 Transmittal Form to summarize their batch of W-2 Copy A forms when mailing them to the SSA on January 31.
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**NEW** W2 E-filing requirements — e-file Copy A if you have 10+ W2 and 1099 forms combined for the 2023 tax year. If you e-file, you DO NOT need to purchase W3 forms.
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New E-filing Requirement Changes for 1099 & W2 IRS Filing for the 2023 Tax Year
The new E-file threshold for 2023 is 10 W2 and 1099 forms, combined, per EIN.
That means, for example, if your business has 5 1099NEC forms and 5 W2 forms, you must e-file the red Copy A forms with the IRS and SSA by January 31, 2024.
This applies to ANY combination of 10 or more of ANY type of 1099 or W2 forms, except correction forms. Here is a great article with insights to the changes.
Penalties apply if you don't - $60 per form if you file on time and up to $310 per form if you file late.
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If you have 10 or more 1099 & W2 forms combined for a single EIN, you must e-file Copy A in 2023.
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Decoding W-2 Formats
2up W2 Forms
2 forms on a sheet, with one center perforation to create 2 forms.
Use for traditional or condensed 2up W2 forms for employees, 4-pt Copies B and/or C for federal filing and the employee record copy.
3up W2 Forms
3 forms on a sheet, typically with a vertical side strip to remove before mailing.
Use for condensed 3up W2 forms for employees, 6-part Copies B/C/2 for federal and state filing.
4up W2 Forms
4 forms on a single sheet, perforated into quadrants or horizontal sections depending on your software.
Use for 8pt W2 printing of employee Copies B/C/2/2 for federal, state and local filing.
Tips for Easier W2 Filing
Check your software for supported formats:
- Preprinted forms (prints data on a pre-made form) or
- Blank paper (prints data and boxes on a perforated sheet)
- 2up, 3up or 4up forms
- Be sure your envelope windows match!
W3 Transmittal forms must be mailed with Red Copy A forms. We include a couple FREE W3 forms with each W2 order.
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