What is the difference between a Form W-2, W-2C, and W-2G?

Modified on Thu, 25 Jan at 12:23 AM

A Form W-2 is an employee’s Wage and Tax Statement. It’s issued by an employer as a record of an employee’s compensation, benefits, and taxes withheld for a given tax year. 


A Form W-2C (Corrected Wage and Tax Statement) is issued as a corrected version of your W-2 form due to an error on your original W-2 form. In the event that you receive a  Form W-2C, you should use that form when filing your taxes to include the corrections on your return.


A Form W-2G reports gambling winnings and may also include detailed information on your gambling winnings, such as the type of wager,  race and cashier that paid out your winnings. 


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