2022 Dates And Deadlines For The W2 and 1099 Tax Forms

It's the most wonderful time of year! Year-end. As you process payroll during this time, be sure to keep these dates and deadlines for the W2 and 1099 Tax Forms in mind:

December 2021 

December 27

  • This is the last day to process a direct deposit payroll with a 12/31/2021 pay date to be included on 2021 W-2.

December 29

  • This is the last day to process a manual or off-cycle payroll (with direct deposit turned off) with a 12/31/2021 pay date to be included on 2021 W-2.
    • Employers who process a manual or off-cycle payroll will be required to write checks to pay their employees. 

January 2022 

January 1

  • Forms W-2 / 1099-NEC for 2021 will be available for review in Wagepoint.

January 7

  • 2021 W-2 adjustments will need to be completed by 8 pm ET.
  • This is the last day to change auto-submit setting for year-end forms.

January 17

  • If applicable, email notifications will be sent outlining outstanding taxes owed and confirming that it will be drafted from your company bank account.

January 31

  • If applicable, Wagepoint will draft your company bank account for any outstanding taxes owed.

Week of January 24, 2022

  • The following documents will be made available in PDF format in the Reports tab in Wagepoint:
    • QE4 Report (includes Form 941)
    • Form W-2 for 2021
    • Form 1099-NEC for 2021
  • Employees can access their individual W-2s / 1099s through the online portal (the same place they view their pay stubs.) 
  • If you have active or terminated employees who don’t have access to their Wagepoint employee accounts online, you'll need to print and physically mail or hand out their W-2 / 1099.

February 1, 2022 onward

  • If applicable, you can request amendments for any year-end reports that have been electronically submitted.
    • For W-2s, W-3s and 1099s — it will cost $10 per form.
    • For Forms 941, 940 or state forms — it will cost $99 plus applicable professional fees.

We're here to help.

The best way to reach us is by submitting a ticket from within Wagepoint. You can also reach us by email at us_support@wagepoint.com.

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Mel is a Brand, Content and Communications Lead at Wagepoint with a keen interest in Wellness, People & Culture and the Employee Experience. When she isn't writing, she spends her time dog mom-ing, sipping on lattes and researching into different personality frameworks.

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