W-2 form setup and processing

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Change to CS Support service hours

Our Support department is closed on Friday, April 28th for a company event. However, limited Accounting CS phone support is available on that date from 9 AM - 5 PM ET due to the approaching deadline for quarterly payroll tax forms.

Links to our most popular payroll tax processing topics are available in the Alerts and notices section on the right side of most pages.

For payroll compliance (annually licensed)

Prior to processing W-2 forms, it may be useful to review your client data to ensure that it is set up to correctly handle W-2 information. In the procedures listed below, take note of the sections regarding W-2 box information setup for the client's payroll items and employees.

See also: Workflow - Processing W-2 forms

Setup procedures

Creating and adding payroll items for your client

Processing W-2 forms

When you are ready to process and print W-2 forms, follow these procedures.

Editing W-2 form data (optional)

Printing W-2 forms

Processing internet and magnetic files

Processing corrected payroll tax forms

Related topics

Printing the W-2 or 1099 Ordering Worksheet

Common W-2 processing questions

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