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W2 e-filing

BrianTC
Level 1

We do bookkeeping and payroll for about 35 companies using EasyACCT. I want to start e-filing W2 forms using the Information return System for 2021 for the employers we do payroll for. Looking at the Help articles I see that you have to register with SSA’s Business Services Online. However, it looks like I can only register as my company and not as a payroll service provider that wants to e-file W2 forms for my clients. Am I missing something, or is there no option for a payroll service provider to e-file W2 forms using the Information Return System?

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qbteachmt
Level 15

"Third-party preparers register once, and not for every client they represent."

And:

https://www.ssa.gov/employer/bsorahelp.htm#19

"Third Party Filer Questions:

Q 19. I am a third party filer (accountant, CPA etc.). Do I need a User ID for each company I am doing business for?
A19. No, third party filers need to register only once. Register using your company's EIN, or indicate you are self-employed. On the Registration form you should select the box indicating "I am a 3rd party submitter registering to do business on behalf of another company".
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qbteachmt
Level 15

In case I read this incorrectly and the issue has to do with EasyAcct:

https://proconnect.intuit.com/easyacct/faqs/

"Does EasyACCT provide for forms processing? 

Yes, the EasyACCT Information Return System is included at no additional cost with the purchase of EasyACCT Professional Series. This module allows you to process dozens of forms for clients quickly and easily, such as W-2s, 940s, 941s, 1099s, and more."

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