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 the form used when filing state and federal income taxes, and it is often required as well by lenders or other entities to prove your income for a given year. Your employer must supply you this form by February 1, or even earlier, each year so you will get to file your income 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. Your W-2 for prior years can be obtained at no cost as well, in case you ever need to.
Your W-2 form is first submitted to the SSA, where it’s processed before the federal tax submission. Once the SSA has completed processing, the form is then forwarded to the Internal Revenue Service. If you would like to obtain a copy of your present year’s W-2 from the IRS free of charge, you should be able to do so by filling out a form and returning the same to them once July of that year has passed. Whenever you will require your W-2 from earlier period, you can do so by filling out the form and sending it back afterwards. But, you can also do so if you had sent in the paper W-2 with your federal tax submission. You may still be able to get your W-2 information even if you did not file the paper version, although you will not be able to obtain the actual version but only an abstract of your tax submissions with the IRC.
If you need a copy of your recent year’s W-2, the SSA will be able to give it to you for free as long as your intention is to use it for something associated to your Social Security.
The following are the primary issues the SSA considers to be non-Social Security related:
Required to file the tax return for the year to date
Validating income in line with some worker’s compensation occurrenceSetting up pension fund access
If your reasons for getting your W-2 is for supporting a claim on your Social Security or maybe filing documents for other relevant Social Security purposes, then you can secure such for free. On the other hand, if you’re trying to obtain the W-2 for some other non-social security intentions, then one W-2 is going to cost you $86 as of 2018.
The simplest means to get your W-s for the current year is to obtain it from your employer. 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. If your employer is unable to provide you with a copy of your W-2, then for sure you can get your Form W-2 online for free.