W2c Form

A Corrected Wage and Tax Statement is a document employed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and is used by an individual who has discovered an error when filing their tax return. Formally known as a W-2c, this form collects personal information from the individual, as well as their employment information. This document will require the original tax filer to provide the previously reported information, as well as the corrected information. It is important that this form be as accurate as possible, as this will ensure that the IRS properly corrects the return. Once this form is complete, it will need to be submitted to the IRS in the manner that the original tax return was submitted.

What is a W2c?

A W-2c form is used by the United States Internal Revenue Service for tax filing and reporting services. This form is known as a Corrected Wage and Tax Statement form. This form will be used by someone who has discovered an error when filing their tax return. This form should be filed as soon as possible after discovering the error on your original W2. This will allow the IRS to fix the error quickly.
The filer will need to have their personal information, as well as the information for their employer. They will also need to have the information for their taxes for the year when the error occurred. The filer will need to list the previously reported information as well as the corrected information. This will ensure the IRS can correct the W-2 form with the proper information. Depending on how you filed your taxes, you may need to mail this form or file it online.
When you file forms W-2c and W-3c, you should also refer to the penalties section of the current General Instructions for Forms W-2 and W-3 for more information.  Providing false information on these tax forms may subject you to fines and prison. 

Most Common Uses

The W-2c is used to correct any incorrect information that was previously given to the IRS.  Form W-3c Transmittal of Corrected Wage and Tax Statement should be filed whenever a Form W-2c is submitted.

Components of a W2c

A W-2c contains the following sections:

  • Personal Information
  • Previously Reported Information
  • Correct Information
  • State Correction Information
  • Locality Correction Information

External Resources

  • https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-w2c 
  • https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw2c.pdf

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