Paper copies of W-2's are due Jan 31, 2012 or by February 1.
Large corporations ususally get out the W-2's earlier than small companies.
I was a Payroll Mgr of 2 very large corporations. Now have an accounting practice that provides W-2's and 1099's for some clients.
December 5, 2011 Business Services Online is available for accepting tax year 2011 files and W2 Online inputs. Visit www.ssa.gov/pressoffice/factsheets/colafacts2012.htm
January 31, 2012Deadline for supplying W-2s to employees.
February 29, 2012Deadline for filing paper W-2s to SSA
March 31, 2012Deadline for filing electronic W-2s to SSA