Q:

When are W-2 forms supposed to be mailed out?

A:

Quick Answer

According to the Social Security Administration, employers must mail out W-2 forms to employees no later than January 31. If that date falls on a Sunday or a federal holiday, the deadline is extended to the next business day.

Continue Reading

Full Answer

If a taxpayer does not receive a W-2 from his employer, the IRS suggests contacting them to see if it has been mailed. If the employer cannot be contacted and the taxpayer has not received their W-2 by February 15, the IRS has a toll-free number for tax-filing assistance. After the IRS has been contacted, the taxpayer can file an extension to pay taxes using Form 4852.

Learn more about Taxes
Sources:

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How long do employers have to send out W-2s?

    A:

    In 2015, employers are required to send all employees W-2 forms by Feb. 2, states the Internal Revenue Service. Form 1099-R is also due to freelancers and other nonemployee workers by this date.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the W-2 Express form?

    A:

    The W-2 Express form process, known as W-2 Management, enables companies to print original W-2 forms for their employees using Internet resources, according to Equifax Workforce Solutions, the company that provides the service. The service delivers W-2 forms that need to be reissued electronically or by fax.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What information should employers include on 1099 forms?

    A:

    Employers fill the name, addresses and federal identification numbers of their businesses, as well as their contract employees' names, addresses and Social Security numbers on 1099-MISC forms. Employers also fill the total amounts paid to contract employees for the year and any taxes withheld from these employees, states the Houston Chronicle.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you fill out current state withholding forms?

    A:

    Procedures for filling out state withholding forms vary by jurisdiction; for instance, Alabama employees who qualify for personal exemptions should enter 1 on line 1 of form A-4, while married employees in Arkansas, who are eligible for two exemptions, should input 2 on line 1 of form AR4EC, states Intuit. Employees who qualify for exemption from the California withholding tax should submit federal form W-4 as evidence.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore