βš οΈπŸ“° W-2 Series & 1099-MISC Due Date & Form Changes Announced by IRS

H.R. 2029: The Consolidated Appropriations Act

Effective for Tax Year 2016


SUMMARY: On December 23rd & 24th, the IRS posted updates regarding forms W-2, W-2AS, W-2GU, W-2VI, W-3, W-3SS, W-3PR, & 1099-MISC.

UPDATE: No Change to Dates for Filing 2016 Form W-2G, Certain Gambling Winnings

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, changed the filing deadlines beginning with the 2016 Forms W-2, W-2AS, W-2GU, W-2VI, W-3, W-3SS, and W-3PR. The new due date for filing the 2016 Forms W-2, W-2AS, W-2GU, W-2VI, W-3, W-3SS, and W-3PR with the SSA is January 31, 2017, whether you file using paper forms or electronically. The 2016 Forms W-2, W-2AS, W-2GU, W-2VI, W-3, W-3SS, and W-3PR are being revised for the new deadline.

Informational Forms W-2, W-2AS, W-2GU, W-2VI, W-3, W-3SS, and W-3PR posted on IRS.gov before December 30, 2015, are no longer correct and the revised forms with the new due date will be posted as soon as possible.

The specific change will be on the last page under Employers, Please Noteβ€”for Forms W-2 and as shown for Forms W-3:

Form Specific Change
Form W-2 Due dates. By January 31, 2017, furnish Copies B, C, and 2 to each person who was your employee during 2016.

By January 31, 2017, send Copy A of Form(s) W-2 and W-3 to the SSA.

If you file electronically, the due date is also January 31, 2017. See the separate instructions.

Form W-2AS Due dates. By January 31, 2017, furnish Copies B and C to each person who was your employee during 2016.

By January 31, 2017, send Copy A of Form(s) W-2AS and W-3SS to the SSA.

If you file electronically, the due date is also January 31, 2017. See the separate instructions.

Form W-2GU Due dates. By January 31, 2017, furnish Copies B and C to each person who was your employee during 2016.

By January 31, 2017, send Copy A of Form(s) W-2GU and W-3SS to the SSA.

If you file electronically, the due date is also January 31, 2017. See the separate instructions.

Form W-2VI Due dates. By January 31, 2017, furnish Copies B and C to each person who was your employee during 2016.

By January 31, 2017, send Copy A of Form(s) W-2VI and W-3SS to the SSA.

If you file electronically, the due date is also January 31, 2017. See the separate instructions.

Form W-3 Under E-Filing, first sentence in last paragraph under that heading:
W-2 Online fill-in forms or file uploads will be on time if submitted by January 31, 2017.Under When to File:
Mail Form W-3 with Copy A of Form(s) W-2 by January 31, 2017.
Form W-3SS Under E-Filing, first sentence in last paragraph under that heading:
W-2 Online fill-in forms or file uploads will be on time if submitted by January 31, 2017.Under When to File:
Mail Copy A of Form W-3SS with Copy A of Form(s) W-2AS, W-2CM, W-2GU, or W-2VI by January 31, 2017.

Form W-2G posted on IRS.gov before December 30, 2015, is no longer correct and the revised form with the new due date will be posted as soon as possible.

The specific change for Form W-2G will be on the last page under Instructions for Payer:

Due dates. Furnish Copies B and C of this form to the winner by January 31, 2017. File Copy A of this form with the IRS by January 31, 2017. If you file electronically, the due date is also January 31, 2017.

Read the full text of the updates here:

New Due Date for Filing 2016 Forms W-2 and W-3 Series
New Due Date for Filing 2016 Form W-2G
Update: No Change to Dates for Filing 2016 Form W-2G, Certain Gambling Winnings

Read the full text of the Law Here:

H.R. 2029

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