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    EFW2 - 2008 W-2 - PDF
    Specifications for Filing Forms W-2 Electronically (EFW2)

    EFW2C - 2008 W-2c - PDF
    Specifications for Filing Forms W-2c Electronically (EFW2C)--Correction of W-2 Information

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    EFW2 and EFW2C 2007 Version Changes - PDF

    EFW2 - 2007 W-2 - PDF
    Specifications for Filing Forms W-2 Electronically (EFW2)

    EFW2C - 2007 W-2c - PDF
    Specifications for Filing Forms W-2c Electronically (EFW2C)--Correction of W-2 Information

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    Electronic W-2 Filing Handbook for Tax Year 2008

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    Wage Reporting for CPAs, Accountants and Enrolled Agents

    Have a Small Business?

    Your Social Security Number Publication No. 05-10002

    If You Employ Household Workers

    Farmers, Growers and Crew Leaders

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Most forms that are required for wage reporting are IRS forms. However, SSA does have a few forms that are useful to employers:

SS-5 - Application for a Social Security Card

SSA-7004 - Request for Social Security Statement

Form SSA-131, Employer Report of Special Wage Payments

NOTE: Form SSA131 requires that you have Adobe's Acrobat Reader. Get Acrobat Reader

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The IRS has several forms that are necessary for wage reporting. The IRS makes these forms available in four different formats. The easiest format to access is Portable Document Format accessible with the Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have this software, see our information on Adobe's Acrobat Reader. After you have downloaded and installed this software, you can find all of the following forms at the IRS's Forms Page. To get IRS Forms information, go to, or view the following:

W-2 and W-3 Instructions

Form 941 - Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return Form

Form 941 Instructions

Form 944 - Employer's Annual Federal Tax Return Form

Form 944 Instructions

2006 Form W-3PR Puerto Rico

Instructions for 2007 Form W-3PR Puerto Rico

Publication 957 - Reporting Back Pay and Special Wage Payments to the Social Security Administration

Sick Pay Reporting - Section 6 of Publication 15A, Employers Supplemental Tax Guide

Archived Publications

Business Services Online Handbook

2006 MMREF Employee Verification Service (EVS)

Employer's Guide to Filing Timely and Accurate W-2 Wage Reports Publication No. 16-004

Employer's Guide to Filing Timely and Accurate 499R-2/W-2PR Wage Reports on Puerto Rico Sited Employees

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