W-2 & 1099 Filing Deadline Changed to January 31

Earlier W-2 Filing Date

In an effort to reduce fraud, a provision in the Consolidated Appropriations Act passed by Congress has changed the filing deadlines for employer copies of Forms W-2/1099-MISC. The 2016 employer W-2/1099-MISC filing deadline is Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

There are new due dates for returns for partnerships, C corporations and several other business returns as well. For calendar-year partnerships, the new filing date is March 15 and for C corporations, it’s April 15