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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  9. Adam P.

    Managing small businesses is a tiring task. Verify your employees’ names and Social Security numbers against the record with the help of Social Security’s business services makes it simplify the task.
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