W-3 Form Definition

Form W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements, is a summary form employers must complete and send with Forms W-2 to the Social Security Administration (SSA).

Form W-3 Extended Definition
Every year, employers are required to submit Form W-3 to the Social Security Administration (SSA). You send this form with Forms W-2. The W-3 form summarizes the information on Form W-2, including the wages paid to employees and all federal taxes withheld.

The SSA sends Form W-3 to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS then checks the number of employees your business has and the accuracy of your Form W-2s.

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Rachel Blakely-Gray | May 01, 2023

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