1. Alabama Form W-2 Filing Requirements for the 2020 Tax Year
Employers in Alabama must file Form W-2 with the state in addition to federal filing. This also includes employers with no state withholding to report for this period.
As an employer in the state of Alabama, you must file
Form W-2 - Wage and Tax Statements
Form A-3 - Withholding Year End Reconciliation
2. Alabama Form A-3 (Reconciliation Form)
Form A-3 is a reconciliation form for reporting the total tax amount withheld from employees’ paycheck and paid to the state agency. This form can also be used to pay taxes if you’ve underpaid or claim the tax amount if you’ve overpaid.
Alabama requires Form A-3 along with the Form W-2.
3. Alabama Form W-2 Filing Deadline
The deadline for filing both Form W-2 and the reconciliation Form A-3 is a Reconciliation form with the Alabama state is February 01, 2021.
Don’t wait until the deadline. Prepare your Forms today, E-file it with both the federal and state, and have us mail your employee copies on your behalf.
4. Alabama Form W-2 Penalty
If you miss filing your Form W-2 with Alabama or file after the deadline, an amount of $50 will be imposed as a penalty or the amount equal to 10 percent of the tax due, whichever is greater. If there is no tax due for the period, $50 penalty will be applicable.
5. Filing Form W-2s with the state of Alabama
The State of Alabama suggests filers file Forms electronically for quick processing and to get instant updates on the filing status.