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Form W-3c

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What Information can I correct with Form W-2c?

Form W-2c is used to make several types of corrections, such as:

  • 1. Incorrect tax year
  • 2. Incorrect employee names or Social Security Numbers
  • 3. Incorrect employee earnings or tax withholdings:
    • i. Wages, Tips and Other Compensation
    • ii. Social Security Wages, tips, & tax withheld
    • iii. Federal Income Tax Withheld
    • iv. Allocated Tips, Dependent Care Benefits
    • v. Incorrect state/local information (only if applicable)

Do you need to correct any of the above on a W-2 you already filed?

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Federal Form W-2c?

Form W-2c is the correction form of previously filed Form W-2 or W-2c. Any errors made on Form W-2 or W-2c filed previously with the SSA can be corrected by filing Form W-2c.

Errors that can be corrected are

  • Incorrect name
  • Incorrect SSN
  • Incorrect amount entered

The employers must furnish the Corrected W-2 Forms to the employees too.

What is the due date to file Form W-2c?

There is no specific deadline for filing Form W-2c. However, the SSA suggests that you file Form W-2c as soon as you discover an error(s) on your original Form W-2 or W2c form.

Also, be reminded that employees expect corrections to be made and sent before they could file their information returns with the IRS.

How do I correct incorrect name or SSN in Form W-2?

If there is an error in the employee name or SSN in the W-2 Form reported, fill in boxes “a” to ‘i” in Form W2c and send the form to the SSA. Also, file Form W-2c and W-3c and send it to the SSA.

You need not fill wages and withholding information i.e. the numbered boxes.

How do I correct incorrect year or EIN on Form W-2?

You have to prepare and file two W-2c Forms to do corrections for an incorrect year or EIN reported in the W-2 Form that you have already filed with the SSA. Check the simple procedure given below.

In the first W-2c form,

  • Enter the tax year or EIN that you have reported originally.
  • In the “Previously reported” box, enter the amounts reported in the original Form W-2.
  • In the “Correct information” box, enter zeros.

Prepare a second Form W-2c for each affected employee. In the second W-2c Form,

  • Enter the correct tax year or the correct EIN.
  • In the “Previously reported” box, enter zeros.
  • In the “Correct information” box, enter the amounts reported in the original Form W-2.

Additional information: The first W-2c Form is filed to make the original Form W-2 void and the second Form W-2c is to report
the corrected information.

How are corrections in State/Local information made (Boxes 15 to 20)?

If there are corrections in the state or local field of original Form W2, you need to send Form W-2c to the appropriate state or local agency and furnish copies to your employees.

You need not send Copy A of Form W-2c to the SSA.

Also, Form W2 corrections not specific to the state are not forwarded to the state/local as there is no data-sharing program between the Federal and State/Local.

What are the penalties for filing W-2 with incorrect information?

Penalties can be imposed for filing Form W-2 with incorrect information. If you state a reasonable cause for incorrect W2 filing, SSA provides you the exemption from paying penalties. Visit to learn more about the penalties.

Can I file a W2 correction with TaxBandits?

Yes, you can file Form W2 correction with TaxBandits. With our cloud-based software, you can file your Form W2c quickly and easily. We support both the Forms W-2c and W-3c. We also postal mail corrected forms to your employees.

Where to send W2 corrected Form?

If you are filing Form W-2c by paper, send the corrected W2 Form to the following address:
Social Security Administration,
Direct Operations Center,
P.O. Box 3333,
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18767-3333

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