Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statement Form is one of the IRS forms that must be completed as part of the employment relationship. Employees use W-2 to prepare their tax returns as it shows all types of incomes received from the workplace and tax withholdings. You as an employee should receive the W-2 completed by your employer sometime in January.
If you don’t receive your W-2 by the end of January, you need to contact your employer as the due date for filing W-2 for employers is January 31st every year. In case your employer doesn’t provide it to you when you file your taxes, the IRS will be on your side and late filing penalties or fees are not going to be reflected on you.
How to get Form W-2?
Employers who are going to complete W-2 for the first time should take a look at the form’s instructions. You can visit the IRS instructions for it but it doesn’t detail every box that needs to be completed. Instead, read this article to see full instructions for completing Form W-2 in 2020.
Obtaining Form W-2, on the other hand, you can purchase a copy of it from most office supply stores but why pay extra when you can file electronically? Social Security Administration offers a wide range of online tools that you can handle your paperwork online. For this, you can also read the above instructions to find how to use Business Services Online from SSA.
Those who want to file the form by hand need to first buy a complete Form W-2 from an office supply store or print it off yourself by getting the PDF file from the IRS website. You can do this by downloading Form W-2 or printing it off directly off of your browser without the need for any third-party software from the link down below.
W-2 for 2019 – (For taxes that will be filed in 2020)