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W-3 and 1096 forms

Form W-3

Cover sheet Form W-3 is a federal form that Gusto files electronically with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Administrators can locate this form in Gusto by following these steps:

  1. Click the Documents tab from your Admin profile.
  2. Click the Company tab.
  3. Select "Form W-2: 20XX" package.
  4. Scroll to page 2, or beneath the cover page, and Form W-3 will be available.

You can review, download, or print the entire package from this location.

Note: Some states and local agencies may require an Annual Reconciliation along with Form W-2 filings. Gusto will generate paper Annual Reconciliations if required.

Form 1096

Cover sheet Form 1096 is filed electronically with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) along with electronic copies of forms 1099-MISC. Administrators can locate this form in Gusto by following these steps:

  1. Click the Documents tab from your Admin profile.
  2. Click the Company tab.
  3. Select "Form 1099: 20XX" package.
  4. Scroll to page 2, or beneath the cover page, and Form 1096 will be available.

You can review, download, or print the entire package from this location.

Note: Some states require a paper copy of the 1096 to go with the 1099's. Gusto will generate a paper Form 1096 if required.