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With a work week of December 28, 2015 thru January 1, 2016 -

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with a work week of December 28, 2015 thru January 1, 2016 - I have an employee asking for a W2 form for December 28 - 31, 2015 -
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Robin D. replied 10 months ago.

Hello

After you view my response, please post below if you need more information or if you need no further clarification a positive rating is appreciated.
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Because IRS rules are based on when wages are paid (not earned), any wages paid in January, regardless of the pay period, will be included in the new year's wages for tax deposit and reporting purposes (including annual W-2 Forms).

If the pay was made in Jan then the earnings will be reported on the W2 for 2016 not a W2 for 2015.

The pay period begin and end dates represent the period in which employees worked or earned wages.

The paycheck date is used to determine when payroll liabilities are due, based on deposit schedules.

Explain it this way to them and perhaps they will understand the bookkeeping rules then.

Expert:  Robin D. replied 10 months ago.

Please advise if you need more information

Expert:  Robin D. replied 10 months ago.

Does the employee understand the payroll requirement reporting now?