By Payroll and Entitlements Editorial Staff
The Internal Revenue Service has reminded employers and other businesses of the January 31 filing deadline that applies to filing wage statements and independent contractor forms with the government. The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act requires employers to file their copies of Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, and Form W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements, with the Social Security Administration by January 31. The January 31 deadline also applies to certain Forms 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income, filed with the IRS to report non-employee compensation to independent contractors. Such payments are reported in Box 7 of this form. (IRS News Release, IR-2019-08, January 29, 2019.)
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