Correcting W-2s and 941 Forms

Correcting W-2s and 941 Forms

In payroll, mistakes on W-2s or 941s can add up quickly and dent your reputation.

Even in the most efficient payroll departments, mistakes occur. When this happens on your W-2s, it’s important to make corrections as soon as possible. The earlier you file Form W-2c to fix errors on your 2021 W-2s, the less likely you’ll be penalized by the IRS. But what’s the best way to handle these form amendments?

Learn the ins and outs of payroll corrections on Forms W-2c and 941-X. In this new training, discover the most common mistakes that employers are making with 2021 W-2s, how to quickly and legally correct errors, and one step to avoid these mistakes altogether.

Remember, if you’re wrapping up your 2021 W-2s, don’t relax and put the task aside until next year. Now is the perfect time to review for errors, make quick fixes, and avoid the added penalties down the road. If you don’t fix your mistakes until after your employees have filed their 1040s, they’ll need to file amended 1040s, and they won’t be happy.

Agenda for Correcting W-2s and 941 Forms:

  • Line-by-line advice for completing and filing Form 941-X and W-2c, and how these two forms work together.
  • What can be corrected. Not every mistake can be corrected on a W-2c.
  • Minimize the fallout with employees by knowing what to tell them about their Form W-2c.
  • When to file specific forms. Usually Forms W-2c and 941-X are filed to correct the same error. But not always.
  • Resolve reimbursements with employees. 3 steps to reimburse employees for overwithheld FICA taxes.
  • Don’t leave money on the table. Learn how to use Form 941-X to claim even expired payroll tax credits.
  • The two big 941 mistakes that will invariably get you in trouble with the IRS.
  • Understand the filing deadlines. The longer you wait to file Form W-2c, the more expensive it becomes. The time is ticking for Form 941-X, too.
  • Balance W-2s and 941s. There are two balancing acts: W-2s with W-3s and W-2s with 941s.

During this 75-minute training, you’ll learn how to:


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Your Presenter:

Alice Gilman

Alice Gilman, Esq., is an expert in payroll and tax compliance who has covered payroll issues for more than 26 years. She's written and edited several leading payroll publications, including Payroll Legal Alert, the Research Institute of America's Payroll Guide, the American Payroll Association's Basic Guide to Payroll and the Payroll Manager's Letter.

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