IRS Form W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements is a form that employers complete and file when they need to file a paper Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, with the Social Security Administration (SSA). All employers who are engaged in a trade or business and pay the remuneration of $600 or more per year of services provided by an employee are required to file an IRS W‑2 Form for each employee from whom income tax, social security tax, or Medicare tax was withheld. In addition, a copy of Form W-2 must be furnished to each employee.
The form is issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and is renewed annually. Use the link below to download a fillable copy of the IRS Form W-3.
The form is used for transmitting a paper Copy A of Form W-2, to the SSA. Form W-3 must not be filed alone and must be completed only when W-2 Copy A is filed on paper. This form is not necessary if Form W-2 is filed electronically.
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