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W-2/1099 Deadline for Employers

The deadline for employers and other businesses to file their 2017 wage statements (Form W-2 & W-3) and independent contractor forms (Forms 1099-Misc) with the government is January 31st, 2018.

This deadline makes it easier for the IRS to prevent fraud by verifying the correct income than an individual reports on his/her tax return. Failure to file these forms correctly and on time could result in a penalty to the employer.

Also please keep in mind that an extension of time to file Forms W-2 & W-3 are not automatic, you need to file a Form 8809 to request the extension:

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8809.pdf

Please consult your tax advisor on all the above information.

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