This alert generates when the Employer Identification Number (EIN) and report year
on the W-2c matches the Master Earnings File (MEF), but the wage amounts do not match.
The system does a comparison between the “previously reported money” column and the
original reported W-2 amount. The wages displayed on the Detailed Earnings Query Response
(DEQR) from the original W-2 posting and the MEF money is offset showing the correct
An employer submitted multiple W-2s and when added together, the W-2s could equal
the “Previously Reported” amount shown on the W-2c.
Perform an analysis of the available evidence and obtain additional evidence as necessary
to determine if the automated action to offset all prior postings was correct. Prepare
an internal adjustment to make the earnings for the EIN/Year correct.