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Form W-2

IRS Form W-2 reports wage and salary information, and the amounts of federal, state, and other taxes withheld for individual employees.

How do I read Form W-2?

Here's a guide to reading the various elements of Form W-2. Elements of Form W-2 The total taxable wages, tips, and other compensation that you paid to your employee during... Learn more

W-2 Box 12 Codes

Lines a, b, c, and d of Box 12 on Form W-2 contain miscellaneous additional compensation and benefits, each identified with a letter code. List of Box 12 Codes. A and B: Unc... Learn more

Employer Responsibilities and Form W-2

Zenefits will take care of filing on the company's behalf with the appropriate agency when using Zenefits Payroll as long as they are marked as full service (for FED). Employers... Learn more

What is the deadline for sending W-2s to employees?

Employers (or their authorized agent, e.g., payroll provider) must send W-2s to employees by the IRS deadline. A postage date on or before the respective deadline meets this req... Learn more

Where Can I Find and Download My W-2?

Once W-2s are ready, Zenefits sends out notifications so that employees can access their personal W-2 and administrators can access all of their employees'  W-2s in Zenefits. Z... Learn more

What should I do if I didn't get a W-2?

If you work for a company that uses Zenefits to process payroll, you will be able to access your W-2 in the Documents section of the Personal Information app of your employee ac... Learn more

What is a W-2c? When is a W-2c required?

A W-2c is a corrected wage and tax statement required by the IRS to correct information previously reported on for W-2.If corrections are completed after December 31st (e.g. ann... Learn more

Does Zenefits have consent to issue W-2s electronically?

The User Terms of Use that users agree to when completing their profile includes consent to receive legal notices electronically (Section 7.3 'Electronic Communications' Consent... Learn more

Why Can't I See My W-2 in Zenefits?

If your company has a payroll provider other than Zenefits Payroll, you will not have the ability to see your W-2 in Zenefits. Since Zenefits does not process your company's pay... Learn more

My W-2 is incorrect, what can I do?

If you have reviewed your form W-2 and believe it is incorrect, please contact your company administrator for further clarification. In some cases, a W-2c may be distributed to ... Learn more

Will I still get a W-2 if my company went out of business, or stopped using Zenefits Payroll?

If your company stops using Zenefits Payroll, but continues to use Zenefits for HR purposes, you will have access to your W-2 in the Documents section of your Personal Informati... Learn more

Terminated Employees & Form W-2

Terminated employees with a Zenefits account If you are terminated from your company, you will still be able to log in to Zenefits and access your W-2. To find and download ... Learn more

How can I add or correct historical payrolls?

Why does the check date matter?Anytime payroll data is processed, a check date must be assigned to the payroll run. The check date of the payroll indicates the date of construct... Learn more

Incorrect information on a W-2 Form

Please note: Zenefits receives a very high volume of W-2 correction requests in the months of December through February. You may experience longer than normal wait times for res... Learn more

How do I handle an SSN No-Match Letter?

What are SSN No-Match Letters?The Social Security Administration sends letters to employers to notify them when a new hire's social security number doesn't align with their reco... Learn more

Form W-3

Form W-3, or the Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statement, is a summary document of all your company's W-2 information.  Form W-3 is not needed if you are filing electro... Learn more

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