Many large employers offer W-2 forms online, including Wal-Mart, Macy's and a number of government agencies. The manner in which W-2 forms are distributed varies by employer. Some issue W-2s electronically, while others only issue paper copies of employees' W-2 forms.
While many companies both large and small offer online W-2 delivery, an individual should check with his specific employer or potential employer to learn how the employer distributes W-2 forms. Typically, a company's human resources department can provide this information.