Why would I get a W2C for Social Security?

What is a form W-2C? A W-2C is a form used to make corrections on previously issued wage/tax information (W-2s) from current or prior years. Like Form W-2, it is a multi-use form used to report corrected wages to the IRS (Internal Revenue Service), FTB (Franchise Tax Board), and SSA (Social Security Administration).

How do I file a corrected W-2 with Social Security?

To correct a Form W-2 you have already submitted, file a Form W-2c with a separate Form W-3c for each year needing correction. File a Form W-3c whenever you file a Form W-2c, even if you are only filing a Form W-2c to correct an employee’s name or Social Security number (SSN).

When should a W2C be issued?

Unlike W2 form, W2C is issued on as-needed basis. After W2s are issued and reported to the SSA, you need to use W2C to make any and all changes to the original W2. There is no specific deadline for filing W2C.

Where can I get a W2C form?

To order official IRS forms, call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) or Order Information Returns and Employer Returns Online, and we’ll mail you the scannable forms and other products. You may file Forms W-2 and W-3 electronically on the SSA’s website at Employer Reporting Instructions & Information.

What do I do with a W2c for 2020?

On Form W-2c, employers should enter tax year “2020” in box c, report the amount previously reported under the Previously Reported column for box 4 (Social Security tax withheld), and report the adjusted amount under the Correct Information column to include the amounts that were deferred in 2020 and withheld and …

What do I do if I receive a W2c?

Form W-2c: Corrected Wage and Tax Statement is a corrected version of your W-2. If you already imported or entered your W-2 and you haven’t yet filed, go back and edit your W-2 with the corrected info from your W-2c. And if you already mailed your return, or it was accepted, you may need to amend.

Do I have to file a W2c?

Use Form W-3c to send Copy A of Form W-2c to the Social Security Administration (SSA). Form W-3c is required to be filed with a single Form W-2c as well as with multiple Forms W-2c. However, if you are correcting only an employee’s name or social security number, you do not have to file Form W-3c with Form W-2c.

How long does it take for a W2c?

Employers are required to correct errors on Forms W-2 as quickly as possible. The penalty for filing an incorrect W-2 with the SSA increases over time. To avoid penalties, a Form W-2c is generally required within 30 days of becoming aware of an error.

How do I file a W2c form?

To submit Forms W-2c on magnetic media or electronically, contact the Social Security Magnetic Media Coordinator for your state. Call 1-800-772-6270 for your coordinator’s phone number. Employers in the U.S. Virgin Islands may call 787-766-5574. Employers in American Samoa and Guam may call 510-970-8247.

Can W2c be handwritten?

Preparing Form W-2 Entries are read by machine. Handwritten, script, or italicized fonts and entries made in other than black ink can’t be read. Make all dollar entries without the dollar sign and comma but with the decimal point (00000.00). Show the cents portion or use zeroes for no cents.

Why is TurboTax telling me I will get a W2c?

The W2c warning in TurboTax was there to alert taxpayers if the Employer elected to defer the employee share of Social Security into the 1st quarter of 2021, resulting in a W-2c to be issued.

How to send W2 to SSA?

Send the whole Copy A page of Form W-2 with Form W-3 to the SSA even if one of the Forms W-2 on the page is blank or void. Do not staple Forms W-2 together or to Form W-3. File Forms W-2 either alphabetically by employees’ last names or numerically by employees’ SSNs.

How to file W2 online with SSA?

Create/Resume Forms W-2/W-3 Online,

  • Create/Resume Forms W-2c/W-3c Online,
  • Save Submitted Reports to Your Computer,
  • Submit/Resubmit a Formatted Wage File,
  • Submit a Special Wage Payments File,
  • Check W-2/W-2c reports for formatting accuracy before sending them to Social Security Administration,
  • How to efile the W2 forms to SSA?

    – SSN truncation will be applied to W-2 and W-2c PDF to all copies. – Add a radio button section for SSN truncation options to the W-3/W-3c Preview for this Submission page. – Remove “It may take 4-6 weeks for your wage report to process” on the Confirmation Receipt page.

    What do I do with a W2C?

    Look for Errors. You never know.

  • Look for More Than One W-2. That is,if your last year of employment was a blur of working for more than one company.
  • Start Organizing Your Taxes. Rebeck says that once your W-2 shows up,this would be a good time to find a place to safely store what may soon be
  • Prepare Your Taxes.