According to the Social Security Administration, employers must mail out W-2 forms to employees no later than January 31. If that date falls on a Sunday or a federal holiday, the deadline is extended to the next business day.
If a taxpayer does not receive a W-2 from his employer, the IRS suggests contacting them to see if it has been mailed. If the employer cannot be contacted and the taxpayer has not received their W-2 by February 15, the IRS has a toll-free number for tax-filing assistance. After the IRS has been contacted, the taxpayer can file an extension to pay taxes using Form 4852.Learn More
As a general rule of the Internal Revenue Service, a W2 form must be provided to an employee no later than Jan. 31 for the preceding year. A former employee is provided a W2 on that date as well, unless that individual requests to receive it earlier. Typically, such a request comes when a person is terminated.Full Answer >
An employer has to send a W2 to current and former employees by January 31. Therefore, an employee can expect to receive his W2 before or right after the January 31 deadline.Full Answer >
The 414(h) line on a W-2 form indicates Employer "Pick Up" Contributions. Section 414(h)(2) of the tax code allows government agencies offering 401(a) retirement plans to designate certain contributions as employee contributions, even though the contribution is paid by the employing government entity.Full Answer >
According to the Internal Revenue Service, a W-2 generally must be given to an employee no later than January 31, though an employer may be granted an extension of time to provide W-2s under some circumstances. Corrections to W-2s, usually on Form W-2c, can be issued when and as needed.Full Answer >