Doing Payroll The Right Way

An Insight into Getting Your W-2 Form Online

Employers are required to send an official statementform, of their employees income to the IRS, using the W-2 form. This is used to file income taxes at the federal and state levels, as well as to prove one’s income to some lender or other unit for any specified year. The employer is required to give the W-2 each year by February 1 as the latest date, to enable you to submit your taxes. But, whenever you have yet to receive your W-2 after the give deadline, you can then recover your W-2 form online and without any cost on your part. You can as well obtain your W-2 for the previous years, should you need it for free.

The SSA or Social Security Administration is where the W-2 is originally sent and processed, prior to the filing of federal tax. As soon as the SSA is all done processing the W-2, the form eventually ends up with the IRS. You can request from the IRS a free duplicate of your latest year’s W-2 after July of the existing year, and after filling out the right form then sending it back. You may request from the IRS the W-2 you have file in the previous years, as long as you accomplish the from then send the same back to them. But, you can also do so if you had sent in the paper W-2 with your federal tax submission. If you were unable to do forward the paper W-2 during your filing, you will then have to accomplish a form so that you obtain a summary of the taxes you filed with the IRS, including the information on your W-2, but not the actual version.

If you need a free copy of your present year’s W-2, you can request it from the SSA, but only for issues Social Security relevant issues.

The primary issues that are considered as not related to Social Security by the SSA are as follows:

Necessary to file up to date tax returns
Authenticating residency
Confirming income relevant to filing for worker’s compensationEstablishing a way in to any pension fund

As long as your intention is for establishing some Social Security claim, or otherwise submitting papers relevant other Social Security reasons, then you can request for a free copy of your W-2. If your reasons are not at all related to social security, the fee this 2018 is going to be $86 for one copy of your W-2.

The most convenient way for getting your recent W-2 is through the company you are working for. Your employer probably has a secure website where you can have access to your W-2 whenever you want, although some companies still opt to transmit one copy via mail in January. You can always secure your Form W-2 online whenever you cannot get one from your employer.

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