Can You Obtain a Copy of a W2 Online?


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Form W-2 is available online through the Internal Revenue Services website. The Form W-2 and instructions are available to be printed in PDF format by going to "Forms and Pubs" section of the IRS website.

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Form W-2 reports wage and salary information to the IRS. It also reports federal, state and other taxes withheld from the pay check according to Turbo Tax. Only employees receive or need W-2 forms. Independent contractors or self-employed people receive earnings statements on Form 1099. Form W-2 shows annual wage and salary payments with the amount of federal tax withheld. An employer withholds amounts from employee pay checks for federal taxes and submits them to the IRS throughout the year.

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