FAQs on W-2 Forms

What are the Uses for the Different Copies of Form W-2?

When an employer prepares a W-2 Form, six copies of the form are generated: Copy A, which must be submitted to the Social Security Administration (SSA) Copy B, which is sent to the employee to be filed with the employee's federal tax return. Copy C, which is sent to the employee for the employee to keep for their records. Copy D, which is kept by the employer for record keeping purposes. Copy 1, which must be submitted to the State, City, or Local Tax Department if they require it. Copy 2, which is sent to the employee to be filed with the employee's state tax return.

Last modified 26 Jul 2017 17:07 EST

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