Filing Deadline for W-2s and IC forms Is January 31

Plan ahead: The deadline for filing forms W-2 (Wage and Tax Statement), W-3 (Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements) with the Social Security Administration is January 31st. Certain Forms 1099-MISC (Miscellaneous Income) filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to report non-employee compensation to independent contractors are also due January 31st. For tips from the IRS on verifying employee information as well as how to file, including e-filing, see the IRS news release.