Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Federal W-2 electronic file couldn’t be created

If you have ever been lucky enough to receive this error, it can be difficult to track down a solution. Fortunately, one solution is easy – an ‘additional information’ button would have been nice though.

W-2 File creation error

In my world this error message is presented because the path indicated in the File Name field does not exist, or you do not have ‘write’ permission to it.

W-2 Electronic Filing window

Some of the newer operating systems, like Windows 7, will not let you create files in what they deem to be ‘protected folders’. So what worked last year might not work this year.

Good luck with year-end!

Until next post!


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