Now that you have recovered from the stress and chaos of the holiday season, it’s time to prepare your taxes.
This year the date to file your return is April 18 tax filing deadline in 2023 The filing deadline to submit 2022 tax returns or an extension to file and pay the tax owed is Tuesday, April 18, 2023, for most taxpayers. By law, in Washington, D.C., holidays impact tax deadlines for everyone in the same way as federal holidays. The Internal Revenue Service reminds employers and other businesses to file Tax Year 2022 Form W-2 and other wage statements by Jan. 31, 2023.
Employers must file copies of Form W-2, Wa, get, and Tax Statement and Form W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements with the Social Security Administration by January 31. Additional information on how to file can be found in Topic No. 752, Filing Forms W-2 W-3According to an IRS news release the Jan. 31 deadline also applies to Forms 1099-NEC, Nonemployee Compensation filed with the IRS to report non-employee compensation to independent contractors. For more information on this and other due dates, see the Instructions for Forms 1099-MISC and 1099-NEC.
File Now to Avoid Penalties
Automatic extensions of time to file Forms W-2 are not available. The IRS will only grant extensions for particular reasons. Details can be found in the general instructions on Form 8809, Application for Time to File Information Returns.
It’s essential to have everything prepared to file on time. Employers should verify or update employee information, like names, addresses, and Social Security numbers, or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers. They should also ensure their company’s account information is current and active with the Social Security Administration and order paper Forms W-2 if needed.
Helping with Fraud Detection
The filing date for Form W-2 and other wage statements allows the IRS to detect refund fraud more easily by verifying the income that individuals report on their tax returns. Employers can help support this process and avoid penalties by filing the forms on time and without errors. The IRS recommends e-file as the quickest, most accurate, and most convenient way to file these forms. For more information on e-filing Forms W-2, employers can refer to Employer W-2 Filing Instructions & Information on the Social Security Administration’s website.
Now that you have this information it’s time to get busy and start working on filing for this year.