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W-2 & 1099-Misc Due Dates Are Getting Compressed Starting January 31, 2017

Posted by Admin Posted on Nov 05 2016


The Social Security Administration and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have moved up the due date for W-2’s and 1099-Misc to January 31 each year.  In the past the forms were required to be distributed to employees and independent contractors by January 31 but the forms weren’t due to the government until February 28 (if paper) and March 31 (if e-file). 

Now the above forms are due to the government on January 31 (even if e-filed).  This change goes into effect on January 31, 2017.  Congress made the change to reduce ID theft.