Every American citizen who works as an employee and is paid a salary, is obliged to prepare a W-2 form provided to him or her by their employer(s) every year. The IRS W-2, or Wage and Tax statement, is used to report wages paid to employees and the taxes withheld from them. Upon the beginning of the tax-filing season, each employee needs to fill out an electronic template and mail it back to an organization he or she worked for during the previous year. If you don’t receive it on time, contact your employer to inquire if and when it was mailed. Use the guidelines below to meet deadlines, avoid penalties, and complete the boxes in a few simple steps!
In order to prepare the document, one will need to complete an electronic fillable template, provide all the required data, put a signature and forward the document to the recipient. Typically, a W-2 consists of 20 fillable boxes which include the following information:
The left side of the form is for reporting taxpayer information. The right side is used to report dollars and codes. Finally, your state and local tax reporting can be found at the very bottom of the paper.
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Make sure all the necessary fields are filled out. Provide accurate, precise and clear information. Be aware of grammar mistakes and typos. Look through the instructions and click the help button if you have trouble filling out your document. Open your file in the browser and keep working with it as long as it takes you to fill in all the required fields. After you are finished, you can save it as a PDF file to your hard drive or share it easily. Any document you create is one hundred percent legally binding. Process your W-2 form 2018 digitally and forget about submitting paper copies once and for all!