Early reporting replaces Form W-2 Verification Code – IRS thanks all participants

Because of new wage and income reporting requirements, the IRS announced it would discontinue the Form W-2 Verification Code pilot for the 2019 tax year.

Federal law now requires employers to submit Forms W-2 by January 31 each year, which helps the IRS combat fraud and identity theft and superseded the need for a verification code.

The IRS expresses its appreciation to the many stakeholders, especially the payroll service providers and industry software developers, who joined in the verification code project.

Find more details on the W-2 Verification Code webpage on IRS.gov.