The IRS has released a more recent updated version of its guidance on barcoding for substitute Forms W-3/W-2.
Updated W3 barcode layout
The changes include: updated line 5 Specification Version to 14.01. Added field size 15 for the telephone number and field size 5 for the extension on line 54. Added field size 10 to Line 55. (SSA TY 14 Substitute W-3/W-2 2-D Barcoding Standards, Version 2.0, March 25, 2014; Version 2.1, June 4, 2014.)
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