W-2 and 1099 forms have always been due to recipients (employees & vendors) by January 31st.
You used to have additional time to file the W-2s and 1099s with the taxing authorities - NOT ANYMORE !
Government filing deadlines are now the same as for recipient copies: January 31st.
(Virginia had already moved the deadline to January 31st back in 2015, so the federal deadlines are now the same as the state's.)
Penalties for late filing & non-filing have increased dramatically, so make sure to file by January 31st !
As always, please call me if you have any questions about this or other matters.