The SSA’s Business Services Online (BSO) has announced two major additions to W-2 Online. Starting December 21, 2013, W-2 Online is able to accept current year wage files (TY13) and wage files for three prior years (TY12, TY11 and TY10), thus completing the project to match the IRS rules. This updates each year to offer the current year wage files and wage files for three prior years. Secondly, the Puerto Rico Form W-2 (W-2PR) has been added to the W-2 Online application as the last stage in an effort to expand customers’ ability to submit wage files electronically. The following existing territorial W-2s are already available in the W-2 Online application: W-2CM/Northern Mariana, W-2AS/ American Samoa, W-2GU/Guam and W-2VI/U.S. Virgin Islands. All territories work the same. All that is needed is to select Puerto Rico W-2PR as the type of W-2 Form. In addition, a RECON indicator (checkbox) was added to W-2c Online to allow for efficient correction processing. (SSA/IRS Reporter Spring 2014.)
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