Employers, Please Note—
For TTY/TDD equipment for persons who are deaf, hard of
Specific information needed to complete Form W-2VI is
hearing, or have a speech disability, call 304-579-4827 (not
available in a separate booklet titled the 2017 General
Instructions for Forms W-2 and W-3. You can order these
instructions and additional forms at
E-filing. If you file 250 or more Form(s) W-2VI, you must file
Caution: Do not send the SSA Forms W-2VI and W-3SS that
electronically. Even if you aren’t required to file electronically,
doing so can save you time and effort. Employers may now
you have printed from IRS.gov. The SSA is unable to
use the SSA’s W-2 Online service to create, save, print, and
process these forms. Instead, you can create and submit
submit up to 50 Form(s) W-2VI at a time over the Internet.
them online. See E-filing, later.
When you e-file with the SSA, no separate Form W-3SS filing
Due dates. By January 31, 2018, furnish Copies B and C to
is required. An electronic Form W-3SS will be created for
each person who was your employee during 2017. Mail or
you by the W-2 Online service. For information, visit the
electronically file Copy A of Form(s) W-2VI and W-3SS with
SSA’s Employer W-2 Filing Instructions & Information
the SSA by January 31, 2018. See the separate instructions.
website at or contact your
Need help? If you have questions about reporting on Form
Employer Services Liaison Officer (ESLO) at 1-212-264-1462
W-2VI, call the information reporting customer service site
(not toll free).
toll free at 1-866-455-7438 or 304-263-8700 (not toll free).
Future developments. Information about any future
developments affecting Form W-2VI and its instructions
(such as legislation enacted after we release them) will be