Year End Process / Closing the Year

What is it?

Year End processing details the necessary steps in order to complete closing the year in TempWorks. This involves the completion of Data Integrity Checks, generating and printing any W2s, 1099s and 1095s, and creating state and federal electronic W2 files.

*Note* To schedule your Year End calls, please navigate here.

*Note* Review the TempWorks Year End calendar, including start and end dates of all year end services, here.

How do I Close the Year?

To navigate through your Year End processing and successfully close the year, navigate to pay/bill > other > year end. Please note that you should be at the highest level of your hierarchy to encompass all entities while running through this process. Once the Year End form is opened, you will see a list of years to select from. If you do not see the current year, select the plus icon in the upper right-hand corner to add it.

If the current year is there, or if you’ve completed adding it, you can double click the row to bring you into the year end worksheet and begin the steps to close the year.

Closing the year in Enterprise requires the following 6 steps:
  1. Run Integrity Check
  2. Initialize New Year
  3. Generating W2 and 1099 Data
  4. Downloading W2s, 1099s, and Employer W2s
  5. Pass Electronic W2 Check 
  6. Downloading Electronic Files 

Check out this video and follow along with the steps below: 


Step 1: Run Integrity Check

For instructions on how to run your Integrity Check, please see the following Knowledge Base article.  


Step 2: Initialize New Year

Initializing the New Year is essentially the point of no return. You should closely review the Data Integrity Check, Tax Deposit or Payroll Journal and ensure all of your items are accurate.

Initializing the year takes all current year information, saves it off, and sets the system up for the New Year. Any corrections or voids that need to take place after this step has been completed will need to be done with the assistance of TempWorks and may result in billable time.


Step 3: Generating W2 and 1099 Data

*Note* Generating, regenerating and refreshing W2 and 1099 data must be done at System level.

Use the Generate buttons on the right side of the worksheet to generate the W2 and 1099 data. Review the W2 Summary report for accuracy. This report can be ran to generate the summary for Federal, Local and State.

  • Federal W2 Summary: This report breaks out the wages and tax withheld amounts shown on the W2s for Federal taxes. This can be expanded to see the detail per employee. 
  • State W2 Summary: This report breaks out the wages and tax withheld amounts shown on the W2s for State taxes. It summarizes by state and can be expanded to see the detail per employee.
  • Local W2 Summary: This breaks out the wages and tax withheld amounts shown on the W2s for Local taxes. It summarizes by state and can be expanded to see the detail per local and employee. 

*Note* If necessary you can refresh employer and employee data by using the regenerate options in the “more options” drop-down.   


Step 4: Downloading W2s, 1099s, and Employer W2s

Once you have generated the data and are ready click ‘Download’ to open the following screen:

*Note* If downloading W2 data: It is considered best practice to leave the 'Print two states of local jurises per W2' unchecked. This will result in only one state and one local juris per W2.

Once you’ve selected your desired sorting and filter options, click ‘Download’ located in the lower right. This will result in a CSV with the information requested.

If your company utilizes WebCenter, you have the option to make W2s accessible for the employees via the Employee Portal. This can be enabled by using the ‘more options’ drop-down and selecting ‘Enable WebCenter W2 Download’.

*Note* Only W2s are available via WebCenter. 

*Note* If changes to the W2s need to be made use the same drop-down to temporarily disable WebCenter W2’s. Don’t forget to enable it again once the changes have been made.


Step 5: Pass Electronic W2 Check 

TempWorks will not generate Electronic W2 files unless this step has been completed. After this is completed the Data Integrity Check report will be displayed. If the check didn’t pass use this report to review the errors and contact Year End Support if applicable.

*Note* All errors must be fixed before moving past this step.


Step 6: Downloading Electronic Files

Once the Electronic W2 check has been completed, you can download the Federal, State and Local Electronic W2 Files. Click on ‘Download’ next to each option to generate and download the data. Once generated you can use the ‘Electronic W2 Totals’ report. These files can be uploaded to their respective government agencies.

*Note* If necessary you can refresh data by using the regenerate options in the “more options” drop-down.

Once you have downloaded the Federal W-2 file you will want to run it through the AccuWage Software that is provided by the Social Security Administration.  As of 2017, the SSA no longer offers a downloadable version of AccuWage.  Instead, you will need to access AccuWage Online by doing the following:

  1. Log on to Business Services Online (BSO) and go to the Employer Wage Reporting webpage.
  2. Log in with your BSO username and password.
  3. Access AccuWage Online (fourth tab).

*Note* The Federal Mag Media information is required to be submitted online; they are no longer accepting diskettes. Please note that the TempWorks W2 service does not include the Mag Media filing.


Completing the Year

Once all of the above steps have been completed, the year will automatically be marked as complete.

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