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Tax Tip Tuesday: New Accelerated Due Dates for W-2 and 1099 Forms

This week I want to remind you about the new accelerated due dates for W-2 and 1099 forms that are effective for this calendar year.

The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015, which was passed in December, 2015, requires forms W-2, W-3, and returns to report non-employee compensation (e.g., Form 1099-MISC) to be filed on or before January 31st of the year following the calendar year to which such returns relate.

Those returns are no longer eligible for the extended filing date for electronically filed returns. This applies to returns and statements relating to calendar years ending after December 18, 2016.

Disclaimer: The items included in the Tax Tip Tuesday Video Blog are informational only and are not meant as tax advice. Consult with your tax advisor to determine how any item applies to your situation. IRS Circular 230 disclosure: To ensure compliance with requirements imposed by the IRS, we inform you that any U.S. federal tax advise contained in this communication (including any attachments) is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of (i) avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any transaction or matter addressed herein.

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