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General Instructions for Certain Information Returns

An information return is a tax document businesses are required to file to report certain business transactions to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The requirement to file Information Returns is mandated by the Internal Revenue Service and associated regulations.

An information return is not an income tax return; it is used for reporting purposes only. Information on the return is used both to assist taxpayers in preparing their return and to allow the IRS to match the information from the specified transaction to the taxpayer’s tax return.

Forms W-2 provide information to your employees, the SSA, the IRS, and state and local governments.


2010 Forms (in PDF)
2010 Instructions (in PDF)

What's New in 2010!

Who must file information returns
Keeping copies
When to file

   Time extension

What Is...

What is IRS Form 1042-S?

What is IRS Form 1096?
What is IRS Form 1098?
What is IRS Form 1099-OID?

Electronic Filing...

Who must file electronically?

Reporting duplicate reporting or a large percentage of incorrect information has been filed


Types of Payments
Guide to Information Returns

Instructions for Forms W-2 and W-3...

Who must file W-2, W-3
Who can sign for Form W-3
Substitute forms
Due date and Extended Due Dates
Where to mail paper forms
Undeliverable forms

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