W-2 & 1099-MISC Filing

New W-2 & 1099-MISC filing deadline for 2017 tax season

Starting in 2017 for tax year 2016, businesses are required to file W-2 and 1099-MISC by January 31. This is the same deadline as issuing W-2 and 1099-MISC to employees and independent contractors. Whether forms W-2 and 1099-MISC are filed physically or electronically, the same deadline applies.

All small business payroll should be aware of these new 2017 payroll tax filing deadlines.

Due / Term Description
W-2 (Wage & Tax Statement)
By January 31, 2017 Annual
  • Issued to employees
  • Filed with Social Security Administration (SSA)
1099-MISC Forms
By January 31, 2017 Annual
  • Issued to independent contractor/ or vendors
  • Filed with Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

How To Get Ready

Here are tips and recommended timeline to help you get ready for this new deadline.

Tax Deadlines

December 31, 2016

January 10, 2017

January 15, 2017

January 25, 2017

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