Running a small business is often a 24/7 endeavor. Managing employees, inventory, scheduling, services and marketing can be challenging for small business owners — even in normal times. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has been testing all of us, it has been especially challenging for small business owners.

Smiling Vietnamese florists checking bills and sales receipts and keeping bookkeeping neatIf you’re a small business owner or you work for one, the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) online suite of services can help make life easier. Our business services allow you to file W-2/W-2Cs online and verify your employees’ names and SS numbers against our records.

Our online services at will save you valuable time when you need information on filing electronic W-2s and verifying Social Security numbers. Small business owners can also take advantage of the SSA’s Business Services Online at

Small business owners must register to use this free service, which also offers fast and secure online W-2 filing options to Certified Public Accountants, enrolled agents and individuals who process W-2s and W-2Cs.

For more information about electronic wage reporting, visit to download and read our publication.

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