Due to Shrinking Demand, W-2s and 1099s are No Longer Available at IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers

Small Businesses Should Get Their Blank Wage and Tax Statements Forms Early

Don’t wait until the last minute to get blank Forms W-2, W-3 or 1099. The demand for paper tax products is declining because of an increase in e-filing and the availability of products online. Due to the decreased demand and printing and shipping costs, the IRS will no longer stock Forms W-2, W-3 and 1099 in Taxpayer Assistance Centers. The forms, which are used by small business owners, can be ordered online or by telephone and mailed directly to the taxpayer’s home or business address.

To order online, go to the IRS’ Online Ordering for Information Returns and Employer Returns website at: https://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Online-Ordering-for-Information-Returns-and-Employer-Returns.

To order by phone, call the IRS at: 1-800-829-3676.

The Social Security Administration also offers an online option to create and file electronic Forms W-2. File Forms W-2/W-2c and W-3/W-3c electronically by visiting the Social Security Administration’s Employer Reporting Instructions and Information website at: https://www.socialsecurity.gov/employer to create and file electronic fill-in versions of Forms W-2 and W-3.