Easy Way To File W-2′s and W-3

The deadline for distributing W-2’s to your employees is January 31, 2012.  The W-3 with copies of all of the W-2’s must be filed with the Social Security Administration by February 28, 2012.  Since you are facing these 2 deadlines, I have a solution for you that will save you time, money and frustration.  It will print all your employee W-2’s.  It will automatically file your W-3 and it requires no software or forms purchases.

 If you are like me, I need to make my time effective.  I recently found a way to complete all of my W-2’s and file my W-3 with very little effort.  What I am going to give you here would work best for a company that has less than 50 employees, however, if you read the instructions in the site I give you, you can prepare and submit more than 50 W-2’s.  In searching the IRS.GOV site, I was directed to the Social Security site and there I found an absolutely great solution for my filing of W-2 & W-3.

 Go to:  www.socialsecurity.gov/bso/bsowelcome.htm.  In the middle of the right hand column you will find boxes where you can log in or register a new account.  Since I had never done this before, I registered a new account.  Be sure you read the rules for the requirements of your password.  They will issue the user name.  Be sure you print this out and save for future use.

 Then just follow the instructions.  The site will recalculate the social security and medi-care withholding.  If you make an error in input, it will stop you to recheck your numbers.  You can override it, but you will probably find out you made an error.  I am talking from experience.

When you have reviewed your information for correctness and are satisfied, this system will print out your W-2’s for distribution to your employees, W-2’s for submission with your state W-3 and then it will even file your W-2’s and W-3 with the Social Security Administration.  You don’t have to print out anything else or mail it.  It is automatically done for you.  You will actually be filing your W-3 before the deadline.  What a change???

 I was blown away!  This is government, and it is actually working for me and making life easier.  What a surprise.

Call me (402) 502-2255 or email me (dale@cfoomaha.com)  if you have a question.

 Dale Marples

CFO Omaha, Inc.

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