Tax Filing Resources: W-2 Forms Casper WY
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Tax Filing Resources: W-2 Forms
If you worked in a salaried position during the previous tax year, your employer should issue you a W-2 form for your tax return. So, what if you haven't received one?
W-2 Forms, known as Wage and Tax Statements, must be issued by employers to all employers with duplicates being reported to the IRS. W-2 Forms have to be issued no later than January 31st for the previous year in question. Notwithstanding this legal requirement, more than a few employers fail to send out W-2 statements in a timely manner. This is particularly true for small business, which have a bad habit of being unorganized. There isn't any tactical advantage to failing to send out W-2 forms, so don't assume the employer is carrying out a vendetta.
If you haven't received a W-2 Form from an employer, the first step is to contact the person or business and ask why it hasn't arrived. Keep in mind that if you've moved since you worked for the employer, the W-2 Form may have been delivered to the wrong address or returned to the employer. Don't assume the employer knows where you are.
Once you've spoken with the employer, you'll inevitably be told the form is in the mail. Give the employer a couple of weeks to get it to you. If it still doesn't arrive, you can call the IRS for help. Trust me, the IRS is very interested to learn about companies that are screwing around with anything related to employee taxes.
If April 15th rolls around and you still don't have a W-2 Form, you should g...