Box 2-13 on Pastor's W2

Your instructions for filling out a Pastor's W2 states: "Leave boxes: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 blank. Do not insert 0s."

I file our W2's electronically thru the SSA website and although I don't fill in those boxes with 0's as you instructed, when they are printed the boxes are automatically filled in with 0's. What is the reason behind not filling them in with 0's and what sort of problems will it cause if I file them with 0's filled in?

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Feb 01, 2013
W-2 blank boxes
by: Sandi

If you are doing your W-2 by hand the instructions are to leave "0" amounts blank, This is probably for easier reading..?..go to:
http://www.irs.gov/instructions/iw2w3/ch01.html for IRS
How to complete Form W-2.
"Enter the information on Form W-2 using black ink in 12-point Courier font. Copy A is read by machine and must be typed clearly with no corrections made to the entries and with no entries exceeding the size of the boxes. Entries completed by hand, in script or italic fonts, or in colors other than black cannot be read by the machines. Make all dollar entries on Copy A without the dollar sign and comma but with the decimal point (00000.00). Show the cents portion of the money amounts. If a box does not apply, leave it blank."

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