Hello from Melanie Piccin at the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems (in our role as the State Social Security Administrator).
This rather informal looking email is being sent as a courtesy to help the IRS and SSA spread the word about the due date for your 2016 Forms W-2 and W-3. Below is an excerpt (highlighted and bolded by me) from the IRS Publication entitled 2016 General Instructions for Forms W-2 and W-3:
For the latest information about developments related to Forms W-2 and W-3 and their instructions, such as legislation enacted after they were published, go to www.irs.gov/w2.
New due date for filing with 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.
I do not have any information beyond the information in this email. If you have questions or concerns, I recommend:
Melanie L. Piccin
State Social Security Coordinator
Employer Support Services
Washington State Department of Retirement Systems