Form W-2 for 2018: All You Need to Know

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CEU Approved | Pre Recorded

  • 90 minutes

The Form W-2 is one of the most important documents that payroll departments must process. Gathering the data for this document begins when the first payroll is run for 2018 and ends when it is reconciled after the last processing of the year. But there is more to ensure that this document is correct and corresponds to all IRS and Social Security Administration (SSA) regulations than just crossing your fingers and hoping all the wages process through payroll got into the right box.

Each year the form is reissued by the IRS and 2018 is no exception. So what is new for this year and what changes are in place for upcoming years? That is one of the items that must be determined as soon as the form is released. To understand how to process the form correctly it must be understood what the IRS expects to be submitted within each of the boxes on the form.

In this webinar expert speaker Vicki M. Lambert, will discuss various aspects of the IRS Form W-2 for 2018. Speaker will also cover requirements for completing and filing the form including a box by box explanation.

Session Highlights:

  • Changes to the Form W-2 for 2018 including the latest on the new verification code in box 9

  • Line by line completion of the Form W-2 with examples

  • Latest information on reporting employer-provided health care coverage

  • Why submission due dates are being moved up to avoid fraud and who has moved them for 2018 and beyond

  • Reconciliation of Form W-2 to Form 941-best practices on when and why it must be done

  • How to handle duplicate requests for Form W-2 including a sample form and charging fees

  • Best practices for gathering, calculating and reconciling W-2 data

  • Electronic delivery of W-2s to employees—what is required to set up the program

  • When to use the Form W-2c and when to correct the W-2 itself

  • Using SSA’s BSO to file Forms W-2c electronically

  • Penalties for incorrect information have double and how that makes it imperative to verify employee names and social security number with the SSA database

  • 2018 Update: What forms will now be rejected by SSA

Why You Should Attend:

  • Best practices provided for completing and reconciling the Form W-2

  • Guidance on handling duplicate requests from employees

  • When to use the correction Form W-2c tips

  • Latest requirements for the Affordable Health Care Act explored as it relates to reporting requirements on the W-2 form.

Who Should Attend:

  • Payroll Professionals

  • Human Resources

  • Accounting Personnel

  • Business Owners

  • Lawmakers

  • Attorneys, or any individual or entity that must deal with the complexities and technicalities within the payroll process

*You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session.
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Vicki  Lambert

Vicki Lambert

Vicki M. Lambert, CPP, is President and Academic Director of The Payroll Advisor™, a firm specializing in payroll education and training. The company offers a payroll news service which keeps payroll professionals up-to-date on the latest rules and regulations. 

With over 35 years of hands-on experience in all facets of payroll functions as well as over 20 years as a trainer and author, Ms. Lambert has become the most sought-after and respected voice in the practice and management of payroll issues. She has conducted open market training seminars on payroll issues across the United States that have been attended by executives and professionals from some of the most prestigious firms in business today.

A pioneer in electronic and online education, Ms. Lambert produces and presents payroll related audio seminars, webinars and webcasts for clients, APA chapters and business groups throughout the country. Ms. Lambert is an adjunct faculty member at Brandman University in Southern California and is the creator of and instructor for their Practical Payroll Online program, which is approved for recertification hours by the APA. She is also the Program Developer, Subject Matter Expert (SME), and Facilitator for the Certificate in Payroll Practice and Management Program offered by Cengage Learning / Ed2Go through hundreds of colleges and universities across the country.

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