Q:

When do companies send out W2s?

A:

Quick Answer

According to the IRS, companies, employers and payers have until Jan. 31 of the tax season to issues W-2 forms. Workers who have not received a W-2, or who have one with incorrect information on it, should contact the employer or payer.

  Know More

Full Answer

If documentation has not been received by Feb. 14, the IRS can be contacted for assistance. The IRS will contact the employer or payer. The worker needs to provide contact information and a social security number along with dates of employment, estimate of wages and amount of withheld federal income tax. It is also necessary to provide the employer's name, address and phone number. If the employer identification number is available, it should be given as well. The IRS toll-free telephone number is easily obtained either online or through a directory assistance service.

Learn more about Taxes
Sources:

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What is a W2?

    A:

    A W-2 is a form that states how much an employee earned in wages and how much federal, state and local taxes were withheld from the wages during a year. The W-2 form is also called the wage and tax statement.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    When are employers supposed to send W-2s?

    A:

    Federal law mandates that all employers must ensure that employees receive W-2 forms by January 31st. W-2s must be sent regardless the level of an employee's earnings. They can be sent in either paper or digital form.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How can you print online W-2 forms?

    A:

    The Internal Revenue Service offers a printable W-2 Wage and Tax Statement form on its official website, IRS.gov. The website offers the form in PDF format viewable with Adobe Acrobat Reader. The IRS also publishes an HTML version of the form’s instructions, as of 2015.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What should I do if my employer doesn't send me my W-2?

    A:

    Forbes advices employees who do not receive a W-2 to contact their employer. The law requires employers to provide employees with copies of the form by the last day of January, but most send them out in advance.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore