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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Accounting by Lita Epstein, Shellie L. Moore

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Producing Employee W-2s

As an employee, you probably always wondered why most companies waited until the last possible minute to give out the W-2s, especially if you’re expecting a refund and want to file your tax return as early as possible. After you learn how time-consuming it is to compile these forms, you’ll have a better idea of why companies take so long to get the forms out.
Payroll computer software certainly makes the task easier, but depending on the size of your payroll, it’s still time-consuming to check the numbers before sending out the forms. Although you can send a corrected form if you make a mistake, that, too, is a time-consuming process you hope you can avoid by doing it right the first time. Your company may even have ...

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