20 Jul Treasury, IRS Issue Guidance on Reporting Qualified Sick and Family Leave Wages Paid
WASHINGTON – The Treasury Department and the IRS provided guidance in Notice 2020-54 to employers requiring them to report the amount of qualified sick and family leave wages paid to employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) on Form W-2.
Employers will be required to report these amounts either on Form W-2, Box 14, or in a statement provided with the Form W-2. The guidance provides employers with optional language to use in the Form W-2 instructions for employees.
The wage amount that the notice requires employers to report on Form W-2 will provide self-employed individuals who are also employees with the information necessary to determine the amount of any sick and family leave equivalent credits they may claim in their self-employed capacities.
Additional information about tax relief for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can be found on IRS.gov.
Original Information provided by the IRS – Issue Number – IR-2020-144 on July 8, 2020
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