The W-2 form is your certified statement of your income your employer sends the Internal Revenue Service. 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. You should be able to obtain from the IRS a free copy of your W-2 for the current year by no earlier than July of that year, as long as you accomplish the specified form and return it to the agency. If you ever need a copy your previous years’ W-2, you can then fill out a form and return it to the Internal Revenue Service. 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 for filing your tax return for the present year
Establishing income to support a worker’s compensation claimGetting access to some pension fund
You should be able to get your free W-2, if you’re trying to validate some Social Security claim or else are submitting papers for any other reasons related to Social Security. 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. Many employers provide secure websites where their employees can obtain the W-2 forms at any time they want, while the rest of the companies continue to mail out a copy every January. You can always secure your Form W-2 online whenever you cannot get one from your employer.