How to E-file Form W2c Online for 2022 Tax Year with TaxBandits?
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:
- Wages, Tips and Other Compensation
- Social Security Wages, tips, & tax withheld
- Federal Income Tax Withheld
- Allocated Tips, Dependent Care Benefits
- 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 amended 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?
TThere 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 https://www.taxbandits.com/w2-forms/form-w2-penalty/ 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