Drake Accounting®: Why is it that when I print the W3, there is an “X” in Box 15 and the Employer's state ID number is missing.
The “X” indicates that the W3 submission contains information from more than one state. The IRS Instructions for Form W-2 and W-3, Box 15 state:
"Box 15—State/Employer's state ID number (territorial
ID number for Forms W-2AS, W-2GU, and W-2VI).
Enter the two-letter abbreviation for the name of the state
or territory being reported on Form(s) W-2. Also enter your
state- or territory-assigned ID number. If the Forms W-2
being submitted with this Form W-3 contain wage and
income tax information from more than one state or
territory, enter an “X” under “State” and do not enter any
state or territory ID number."