Beginning with forms W-2 and W-2c forms for 2014, the Social Security Administration announced plans to no longer accept forms that contain an invalid employer identification numbers and other erroneous data.
In the past, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has in some cases corrected invalid employer data. In many cases the SSA administrators felt that they had enough information on the forms to “guess” at the missing data. Beginning 2014, however, the SSA says that they will no longer try to determine the missing data and reject all forms that do not have all accurate data required. Data that must be correct includes the employer identification numbers and codes for employment type, tax jurisdiction and tax year. Forms will also be rejected if they have dollar values (other than zero) that are invalid for the tax year.
By May 2014, the SSA will implement enhancements to their systems that will automatically reject incorrect W-2′ s and W-2c’s thus removing any sort of human intervention now being utilized in the process. The notices sent to employers informing them of the rejection will not specifically identify where the error occurred on the form, but will direct the filer to the SSA Business Services Online portal to access detailed information regarding their rejected forms.
The SSA noted that utilizing their AccWage system when filing, the system Time & Pay uses, to validate data will eliminate most of the errors associated with filing W-2’s and thus eliminate rejections.
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