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Deadlines for W2, W3 and 1099-MISC corrections for the 2017 tax season

October 12th, 2016

Starting in 2017 for tax year 2016, businesses are required to file W-2 and 1099-MISC by January 31.  All small business payroll should be aware of these new 2017 payroll tax filing deadlines.

For more information, visit our previous blog post:

New W-2 & 1099-MISC filing deadline for 2017 tax season

How about deadlines for W2, W3 and 1099-MISC corrections?

You can correct W-2 and W-3 forms even if they have been filed, by filing a corrected copy. Correction forms W-2C & W-3C does not typically have a deadline.  Employers file the corrections whenever errors are found or changes are required.  If an error notice is received from the IRS, the employer needs to correct the mistakes in the time period as requested.  A delayed response beyond the set deadline could result in penalties.

W-2C and W-3C information (included with W-2C e-file) can be e-filed as well.  As a payroll tax e-file service provider, W-2 Manager can typically back-file W-2C up to 3 years.  For corrections of earlier W-2s, we can process and submit the data to the SSA, though additional information may be required.  The SSA may request backup information (settlement with the IRS, e.g.) before it processes the W-2C data.

The process for filing 1099/1096 corrections are the same as that for W-2C/W-3C, except 1099/1096 corrections are filed to the IRS instead of the SSA.

For more information, visit our previous blog post:

Advice for Small Business Payroll – How to Correct a Previously Issued Form 1099-MISC?


Paycheck Manager and our sister websites and provide convenient, dedicated tools for small businesses to create W-2/W-3 or 1099-MISC/1096 PDF forms at any time, as well as  to edit, add or delete forms as needed in order to e-file before the deadline.

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