What are the purposes of Form W-2 copies?
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Applicable To
Form 941 Form 1099 / W-2 Form 2290

When an employer files a W-2 Form, six copies of the form are generated. Below are the copies of Form W-2 and its purposes:

  • Copy A - Submitted to the Social Security Administration (SSA)
  • Copy 1 - For state, city, or local tax department
  • Copy B - To be filed with employees’ Federal Tax Return
  • Copy C - For employee records
  • Copy 2 - To be filed with employee’s state, city, or local income tax return
  • Copy D - For employer records

If you e-file Form W-2 through ExpressEfile, all six copies will be generated. You will also have an option to postal mail the return copies to your employees. 

Watch the help video below to learn about Form W-2 and its copies:

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