IRS Offers Help for Completing Forms
IRS Offers Help for Completing Forms
Hotline provides assistance with W-2, 1099s, and other documents.

The IRS operates a centralized call site to answer questions about reporting information on W-2, W-3, 1099, or 1096 forms. If you have any questions about completing these forms, call the IRS at 1-866-455-7438, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Accuracy with these forms is critical.

For instance, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is urging employers to be sure that amounts reported on Form W-3 correspond to amounts reported on quarterly 941 forms. The SSA also has noted that the main reason that W-2 forms are rejected is the use of incorrect Social Security Numbers. Churches can verify the accuracy of Social Security Numbers of up to ten employees on the SSA website (ssa.gov). Up to five Social Security Numbers can be verified by calling the SSA at 1-800-772-6270 or 1-800-772-1213.

In addition, the IRS says discrepancies between amounts reported on Forms W-2, W-3, and Form 941 are a common, but avoidable, problem. The IRS provides the following suggestions to avoid these discrepancies:

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