Social Security Administration Sending ‘No Match’ Notices

Christine Porras

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has begun mailing notifications to businesses and third parties who submitted 2017 W-2 forms that contained name and Social Security number (SSN) combinations that did not match the SSA records. The purpose of these notifications is to prepare employers for the 2018 W-2 filing deadline. These notifications will list various free online services available to employers through the SSA’s Business Services Online that can help ensure accuracy on the 2018 W-2 forms.

Beginning in spring 2019, the SSA will notify each employer who has at least one 2018 Form W-2 mismatch that corrections are needed. For a sample employer letter, see https://www.ssa.gov/employer/notices/EDCOR.pdf. This letter will only identify the number of mismatches, not who the employee is. It will be the responsibility of the employer to find which Form W-2 has the incorrect information and correct it by filing a Form W-2C. Penalties for not providing correct W-2 forms begin at $50 per return with a maximum of $530 per return unless there is intentional disregard, in which case there is no limitation on the amount of the penalty.

For further information, see https://www.ssa.gov/employer/notices.html.

Christine Porras

Christine Porras

Payroll Supervisor

Christine Porras, CPP, is the Payroll Supervisor in the Consulting services department and leads the firm’s Payroll Services Group. Contact Christine via email at chrpor@yeoandyeo.com or call 989.793.9830.