IRS Form W-2 "Wage and Tax Statement"

What Is IRS Form W-2?

This is a tax form that was released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - a subdivision of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the IRS.

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  • This form will be used to file next year's taxes. Choose a previous version to file for the current tax year;
  • Additional instructions and information can be found on page 7 of the document;
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Attention:
You may file Forms W-2 and W-3 electronically on the SSA’s
Employer
W-2 Filing Instructions and Information
web page, which is also accessible
at www.socialsecurity.gov/employer. You can create fill-in versions of
Forms W-2 and W-3 for filing with SSA. You may also print out copies for
filing with state or local governments, distribution to your employees, and
for your records.
Note: Copy A of this form is provided for informational purposes only. Copy A appears in
red, similar to the official IRS form. The official printed version of this IRS form is scannable,
but the online version of it, printed from this website, is not. Do not print and file Copy A
downloaded from this website with the SSA; a penalty may be imposed for filing forms that
can’t be scanned. See the penalties section in the current
General Instructions for Forms
W-2 and
W-3, available at www.irs.gov/w2, for more information.
Please note that Copy B and other copies of this form, which appear in black, may be
downloaded, filled in, and printed and used to satisfy the requirement to provide the
information to the recipient.
To order official IRS information returns such as Forms W-2 and W-3, which include a
scannable Copy A for filing, go to IRS’
Online Ordering for Information Returns and
Employer Returns
page, or visit
www.irs.gov/orderforms
and click on Employer and
Information returns. We’ll mail you the scannable forms and any other products you order.
See IRS Publications 1141, 1167, and
1179
for more information about printing these tax
forms.
Attention:
You may file Forms W-2 and W-3 electronically on the SSA’s
Employer
W-2 Filing Instructions and Information
web page, which is also accessible
at www.socialsecurity.gov/employer. You can create fill-in versions of
Forms W-2 and W-3 for filing with SSA. You may also print out copies for
filing with state or local governments, distribution to your employees, and
for your records.
Note: Copy A of this form is provided for informational purposes only. Copy A appears in
red, similar to the official IRS form. The official printed version of this IRS form is scannable,
but the online version of it, printed from this website, is not. Do not print and file Copy A
downloaded from this website with the SSA; a penalty may be imposed for filing forms that
can’t be scanned. See the penalties section in the current
General Instructions for Forms
W-2 and
W-3, available at www.irs.gov/w2, for more information.
Please note that Copy B and other copies of this form, which appear in black, may be
downloaded, filled in, and printed and used to satisfy the requirement to provide the
information to the recipient.
To order official IRS information returns such as Forms W-2 and W-3, which include a
scannable Copy A for filing, go to IRS’
Online Ordering for Information Returns and
Employer Returns
page, or visit
www.irs.gov/orderforms
and click on Employer and
Information returns. We’ll mail you the scannable forms and any other products you order.
See IRS Publications 1141, 1167, and
1179
for more information about printing these tax
forms.
a Employee’s social security number
For Official Use Only
22222
VOID
OMB No. 1545-0008
b Employer identification number (EIN)
1 Wages, tips, other compensation
2 Federal income tax withheld
c Employer’s name, address, and ZIP code
3 Social security wages
4 Social security tax withheld
5 Medicare wages and tips
6 Medicare tax withheld
7 Social security tips
8 Allocated tips
d Control number
9
10 Dependent care benefits
e Employee’s first name and initial
Last name
Suff.
11 Nonqualified plans
12a See instructions for box 12
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13
Statutory
Retirement
Third-party
12b
employee
plan
sick pay
C
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14 Other
12c
C
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12d
C
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f Employee’s address and ZIP code
15 State
16 State wages, tips, etc. 17 State income tax
18 Local wages, tips, etc. 19 Local income tax
20 Locality name
Employer’s state ID number
W-2
2020
Department of the Treasury—Internal Revenue Service
Wage and Tax Statement
Form
For Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction
Act Notice, see the separate instructions.
Copy A—For Social Security Administration. Send this entire page with
Form W-3 to the Social Security Administration; photocopies are not acceptable.
Cat. No. 10134D
Do Not Cut, Fold, or Staple Forms on This Page
a Employee’s social security number
22222
OMB No. 1545-0008
b Employer identification number (EIN)
1 Wages, tips, other compensation
2 Federal income tax withheld
c Employer’s name, address, and ZIP code
3 Social security wages
4 Social security tax withheld
5 Medicare wages and tips
6 Medicare tax withheld
7 Social security tips
8 Allocated tips
d Control number
9
10 Dependent care benefits
e Employee’s first name and initial
Last name
Suff.
11 Nonqualified plans
12a
C
o
d
e
13
Statutory
Retirement
Third-party
12b
employee
plan
sick pay
C
o
d
e
14 Other
12c
C
o
d
e
12d
C
o
d
e
f Employee’s address and ZIP code
15 State
16 State wages, tips, etc. 17 State income tax
18 Local wages, tips, etc. 19 Local income tax
20 Locality name
Employer’s state ID number
W-2
2020
Department of the Treasury—Internal Revenue Service
Wage and Tax Statement
Form
Copy 1—For State, City, or Local Tax Department
a Employee’s social security number
Safe, accurate,
Visit the IRS website at
FAST! Use
www.irs.gov/efile
OMB No. 1545-0008
b Employer identification number (EIN)
1 Wages, tips, other compensation
2 Federal income tax withheld
3 Social security wages
4 Social security tax withheld
c Employer’s name, address, and ZIP code
5 Medicare wages and tips
6 Medicare tax withheld
7 Social security tips
8 Allocated tips
d Control number
9
10 Dependent care benefits
e Employee’s first name and initial
Last name
Suff.
11 Nonqualified plans
12a See instructions for box 12
C
o
d
e
13
Statutory
Retirement
Third-party
12b
employee
plan
sick pay
C
o
d
e
14 Other
12c
C
o
d
e
12d
C
o
d
e
f Employee’s address and ZIP code
15 State
16 State wages, tips, etc. 17 State income tax
18 Local wages, tips, etc. 19 Local income tax
20 Locality name
Employer’s state ID number
W-2
2020
Department of the Treasury—Internal Revenue Service
Wage and Tax Statement
Form
Copy B—To Be Filed With Employee’s FEDERAL Tax Return.
This information is being furnished to the Internal Revenue Service.
Notice to Employee
W-2c, Corrected Wage and Tax Statement, with the Social
Security Administration (SSA) to correct any name, SSN, or money
Do you have to file? Refer to the Instructions for Forms 1040
amount error reported to the SSA on Form W-2. Be sure to get
and 1040-SR to determine if you are required to file a tax return.
your copies of Form W-2c from your employer for all corrections
Even if you don’t have to file a tax return, you may be eligible for
made so you may file them with your tax return. If your name and
a refund if box 2 shows an amount or if you are eligible for any
SSN are correct but aren’t the same as shown on your social
credit.
security card, you should ask for a new card that displays your
Earned income credit (EIC). You may be able to take the EIC
correct name at any SSA office or by calling 800-772-1213. You
for 2020 if your adjusted gross income (AGI) is less than a
may also visit the SSA website at www.SSA.gov.
certain amount. The amount of the credit is based on income
Cost of employer-sponsored health coverage (if such cost is
and family size. Workers without children could qualify for a
provided by the employer). The reporting in box 12, using
smaller credit. You and any qualifying children must have valid
code DD, of the cost of employer-sponsored health coverage is
social security numbers (SSNs). You can’t take the EIC if your
for your information only. The amount reported with code DD
investment income is more than the specified amount for 2020
is not taxable.
or if income is earned for services provided while you were an
Credit for excess taxes. If you had more than one employer in
inmate at a penal institution. For 2020 income limits and more
2020 and more than $8,537.40 in social security and/or Tier 1
information, visit www.irs.gov/EITC. See also Pub. 596, Earned
railroad retirement (RRTA) taxes were withheld, you may be able
Income Credit. Any EIC that is more than your tax liability is
to claim a credit for the excess against your federal income tax.
refunded to you, but only if you file a tax return.
If you had more than one railroad employer and more than
Clergy and religious workers. If you aren’t subject to social
$5,012.70 in Tier 2 RRTA tax was withheld, you may also be
security and Medicare taxes, see Pub. 517, Social Security and
able to claim a credit. See the Instructions for Forms 1040 and
Other Information for Members of the Clergy and Religious
1040-SR and Pub. 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax.
Workers.
(See also Instructions for Employee on the back of Copy C.)
Corrections. If your name, SSN, or address is incorrect, correct
Copies B, C, and 2 and ask your employer to correct your
employment record. Be sure to ask the employer to file Form