Social Security and Small Businesses

February 18, 2021 • By

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Social Security and small businessesAccording to the U.S. Small Business Administration, about 30 million small businesses in the United States employ tens of millions of people. Running a small business can be a 24-7 endeavor. Managing employees, inventory, scheduling, services, and marketing can be challenging.

If you’re a small business owner, or you work for one, we can help make your life easier with our suite of online services. Our business services allow you to file W-2/W-2Cs online and verify your employees’ names and Social Security numbers against our records.

If you run a business, make our Employer W-2 Filing Instructions & Information page your first stop. It will save you valuable time when you need information on W-2s, electronic filing, and verifying Social Security numbers.

You must register to use our free Business Services Online Suite of Services, which also offers fast and secure online W-2 filing options to Certified Public Accountants, enrolled agents, and individuals who process W-2s and W-2Cs.

For more information about electronic wage reporting, please read our publication at Electronic Wage Reporting (Forms W2). Please share this important information with friends, family, and fellow business owners.

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Darlynda Bogle, Assistant Deputy Commissioner

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  8. Susan r.

    How can start small business ? Does social security help single mom to get the loan to pay for the rent in the begging of their small business?

    Best regard
    Susan RK

    • Vonda

      Hi Susan, thanks for using our blog. Please check out the U.S. Small Business Administration website for details regarding small business. We hope this helps!

  9. Elizabeth B.

    I am just going to risk it in all of the mass confusion I have lost my papers to work I had the choose to work program filled out then lost envelope my mother is passing away my husband got covid also and now I don’t or can not find papers how can I get some more? If someone wants this here task it…

    • Vonda

      Thank you for your question, Elizabeth. Please contact the Ticket to Work program and they can help you. You can call their Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 / 1-866-833-2967 (TTY) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET.

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