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How to Print W2 Form for Employees with ezPaycheck Payroll Software

ezPaycheck payroll software can print W2 and W3 tax forms. The W2 form is generated automatically based on paycheck data.

  • ezPaycheck prints W2 copy A and W3 for SSA with one-per-page format on red forms. (You can order the red forms from your local office stores. You can also order W2 W3 red form from our site.)
  • If you need more features for W2 and W3 printing (ie: edit form, efile, pdf printing, white paper printing), you can use ezW2 software with ezPaycheck. ezW2 is approved by SSA to print W2 and W3 on white paper. ezW2 can read data from ezPaycheck. ezW2 can paper print, pdf print and efile W2, W3, 1099-nec and 1096 forms.

  • 1. Paper Form Printing
  • 2. Form Alignment
  • 3. Start ezPaycheck in Mid Year - Manual Form
  • 4. Need More Features(ie: Editing, efiling)
  • 5. How to Print W3 Form

  • 1. How to Print W2 Forms for Employees

    1.1: View W2 Form

  • You can click the ezPaycheck left menu "Forms and Reports" then click the sub menu "Forms" to view Form options on screen.

  • Click the "W-2 Forms" button to view W2 forms w2 w3 option
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    2.2: Print W2 Form

  • 2.2.1. Select the tax year
  • 2.2.2. Select the employee
  • 2.2.3. ezPaycheck will generate the W2 form automatically based on paycheck data.
  • 2.2.4. You can edit box 1 to 20 manually if needed, but you cannot save the changes.
    edit W2 forms
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  • 2.2.5. Choose the form and click the PRINT button.

    Employee copies: W-2 copy B, C and 2
    As an employer, usually you need furnish W2 copy B, copy C and copy 2 to employees. You can print one form per page and you can also print employee forms in 4-up format.

    SSA Copy: W2 Copy A
    You can choose Copy A option to print copy A data on red forms for SSA return

    - ezPaycheck can print W2 form copy B, C, D, 1 and 2 on white paper. The format is one-form-per-page.

    print W2 form in one form per sheet format
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  • Copy 2, one form per sheet, employee copy

  • - print employee copies in 4-up format.

    print W2 forms in 4-up format
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  • Click the printer icon to print forms on papaer.

  • print preview W2 forms in 4-up format

  • W2, 4-up, employee copy

  • - You must use the red forms for W-2 copy A.
    ezPaycheck prints data only when you choose Copy A option. ezPaycheck just prints the data on the top red form now. You void the bottom one.

    - You can choose Copy A option to print data on preprinted forms for copy B, C, D, 1 and 2 too.

    - SSA will accept the form printed in one-form-per-page format.

    print W2 forms
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  • W2 copy A, data only for red form printing, SSA copy

  • 2. Form Printing Alignment

    Most customers should be able to use default settings to print W2 on red forms. If you need to adjust printing position for your printer, you can edit the offset values.

    print W2 forms alignment

    3. Start ezPaycheck in Mid Year

    If you just start ezPaycheck at the end of year and do not have all paychecks in ezPaycheck system, you can refer this guide
    How to print W2, W3, 941 and 940 tax form by entering data manually

    4. Need More Functions to Prepare and File Tax Forms

    If you need more constrols on W2 form (such as pdf printing, efile features and 1099 printing so on), you can use ezW2 software with ezPaycheck.

    ezW2 is approved by SSA to print all W-2 and W3 forms on white paper to save your cost on red forms. It can print 1099-nec and 1096 forms also. ezW2 software can read data from ezPaycheck software directly.

    You should consider using ezW2 if

  • You are a CPA with many clients
  • You have more than 5 employees. ezW2 will save money on red forms.
  • You need to file 1099-nec and 1096 tax forms also.
  • You need to convert recipient copies into PDF format and email the files.
  • You need to file W2 forms electronically
  • Or you need to more controls, for example: edit the W-2 form

    How ezPaycheck works with ezW2 software

    Many ezPaycheck customers like to use ezW2 with ezPaycheck payroll software to file tax forms. If you like to save cost on red forms, you can download and try ezW2 before purchasing it at

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