Delivery Delayed for Information and Employer Return Orders for Forms W-2, W-3, and the 1099 Series
Delivery of Forms W-2, W-3 and 1099 forms will be delayed for orders placed in late December. IRS continued to accept orders during the shutdown, but we anticipate we will not finish shipping these forms until mid to late February. Since the deadline for filing these forms is January 31, businesses and employers should consider alternative sources such as office supply stores that sell these forms. Extensions to file information returns can be requested on Form 8809, Application for Extension of Time To File Information Returns. In addition, the Filing Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) system is running for electronic submissions of information returns for existing FIRE users.
If you're ordering Tax Year 2018 products, you should receive your order within 10 business days. We will begin accepting orders for Tax Year 2019 products on December 1, 2018. We will hold your request for 2019 products and will automatically ship them once they become available in 2019. The products you order may arrive in multiple shipments. Please do not reorder these products.
Want To File Forms W-2/W-2c and W-3/W-3c Electronically? Visit the Social Security Administration's Employer Reporting Instructions and Information website to complete and file electronic Forms W-2 and W-3. Reminder: January 31st is the filing deadline for BOTH electronic and paper Forms W-2.
Need to Find a Product or Place a Telephone Order? Visit the Forms, Instructions & Publications page to download products or call 800-829-3676 to place an order.
Electronic Only - The Tax Year 2018 and/or Tax Year 2019 versions of some of the Information Returns are only available as electronic forms and are no longer available in print. Due to the very low volume of paper forms that IRS receives and processes each year, we converted these forms to an online fillable format. You can download or print them from IRS.gov Forms, Instructions & Publications:
- 1,000 each for forms (one copy of the corresponding instructions is automatically included)
- 25 each for instructions and publications
- Some forms are printed 2 or 3 to a sheet; order the number of forms needed, not the number of sheets