Please note due dates for Form W-2 and Form 1099-MISC, when reporting non-employee compensation (box 7), have changed starting with the 2016 tax year.
New due date for filing with Social Security Account (SSA). The due date for filing 2016 Forms W-2, W-2AS, W-2CM, W-2GU, W-2VI, W-3 and W-3SS with the SSA is now January 31, 2017, whether you file using paper forms or electronically.
New filing date. Public Law 114-113, Division Q, section 201, requires Form 1099-MISC to be filed on or before January 31, 2017, when you are reporting non-employee compensation payments in box 7.