IRS Releases 2018 Form W-2

March 30, 2018 Adam Rivera

The IRS has released the 2018 Form W-2. Form W-2 is used to report employee wages to the IRS.


There are a few changes to Form W-2:

  • New Box 12 Codes
    • Code GG: Income from qualified equity grants under section 83
    • Code HH: Aggregate deferrals under section 83 elections as of the close of the calendar year
  • New Box 9 instructions
    • “The only valid characters are the letters A-F and the digits 0-9”

To view the new Form W-2, please click the link here.

About the Author

Adam Rivera is a member of the Regulatory Analysis Team's Direct Tax division at Sovos. His main areas of focus are Federal and State Tax Withholding and Affordable Care Act (ACA) Reporting. Prior to Sovos, Adam worked as a legislative aide in the Florida House of Representatives. He also has experience in securities law, focusing on securities litigation and researching emerging crowdfunding methods of raising capital. Adam is a member of both the Massachusetts and Florida Bars. He earned his B.A. from the University of Florida and his J.D. from the University of Miami.

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