ALERT: Filing Deadlines for Employer Copies of 1099 and W-2 Moved to 1/31

For years, the deadline has been 2/28 to file W-2s. In a seminar last week on tax changes, the presenter made a point that this had been changed to 1/31. IRS made the change to combat the rash of identity theft (IRS will have W-2 and 1099 information to match to).

Here areTax accounting 1040 US Tax Form, with calculator, pen and glasses the SSA and IRS links:

Also note that the penalties for non-filing of information returns (in particular intentional disregard) have increased substantially: