We’ve created a handy guide to filing your W-2 and W-3 forms, to help you file on time, and successfully.

Each American small business owner is required to distribute W-2 forms for the previous year (2013) to their employees by January 31st. Every employer who pays an employee for services needs to file a Form W-2, for each employee if income, social security, or Medicare tax was withheld. If you are required to fill out a W-2, that means you must file a W-3.

For more information, check out the IRS instructions on filing your W-2 and W-3 forms. 

Just a reminder that at this time, we do not file your W-2 and W-3 forms on your behalf, but we do make it easy for you to do it yourself! 

W-2 and W-3 forms in payroll

Downloading W-2 forms from Wave is easy. Here is a quick tutorial to ensure you make all of your deadlines. Simply select the Taxes tab and select W2 & W3 Filing:

From there you will be able to see W2 slips for each of your employees. Please take a look through these forms to ensure you are not missing any fields. Then, scroll to the bottom and select the green Generate W2/W3 button. 

From here you will need to:

1. Print and distribute W2 slips to your employees before January 31st, 2014

As well as:

2. File your W-3 form before the February 28th, 2014 deadline. For more information on filing, check out this handy IRS guide (I recommend zooming in!).


If you need any help downloading these forms, no problem. Get in touch with us anytime at questions.waveapps.com!