Current & Past Years
Every year, business owners face the job of reporting wages for work performed. Anyone who is a regular employee of the company and receives a regular paycheck must have their wages reported using a W-2 tax form. This is the most common type of wage reporting; it reports earnings and withholdings for each employee and must be filed to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, in some cases, the local state agency as well.
The IRS requires employers to report all income they pay, whether to employees or independent contractors. W-2 are the most commonly known form, used to report employee income, Medicare and social security taxes, and any other applicable withholdings for the calendar year. They should also report tips and any other compensation, including vacation allowances, bonuses, severance pay, moving expense payments, certain kinds of travel allowances, and certain kinds sick pay. It’s important to note that W-2 forms are different from 1099-NEC/MISC forms, which are used to report compensation paid to independent contractors, i.e. non-employees.
Filing W-2 forms requires creating multiple copies, which are filed to the SSA (and in some cases the state), kept by the employer, and sent to the employee, or recipient.
To avoid paying penalties, employers must mail W-2 recipient copies by January 31st and must e-file W-2s to the SSA no later than January 31st for paper or electronic files. State filing deadlines are different for each state.
While large companies may have entire HR departments dedicated to handling this, or may even outsource payroll entirely, small businesses who manage their payroll in-house must face the annual task of preparing W-2 forms to report each of their employee’s income from that year. Most small business tax and accounting software programs don’t include options for preparing and e-filing W-2 forms. For small businesses, that means driving to the supply store, buying packages of forms, preparing, filing and mailing them manually.
WageFiling was created specifically for small businesses with just a handful of W-2 and 1099-NEC/MISC forms to file. Rather than buying forms and filing to the IRS, those tasked with reporting wages can simply enter the W-2 info online, then print recipient copies on plain paper or download as a PDF. We e-file to the SSA for you.
Whether it’s an owner or office manager who’s tasked with filing W-2 forms, WageFiling makes it simple to prepare, file and send forms in just minutes.
Need to report employee or independent contractor wages from years past? No problem! Our online W-2 and 1099-NEC/MISC information reporting service allows you to immediately create recipient copies and e-file forms – even from past years.
Simply click “start filing” to create a new account, or “login” to access your existing account. Once you’re logged in, create a New Company, and enter the tax year for which you want to file, along with the company issuing the W-2 or 1099-NEC/MISC form.
Next, enter the form data, checkout, and create your recipient copies – and you’re done!
We Make It Easy For Anyone To File 1099-NEC, 1099-MISC, and W-2 Forms