When do you typically get your W2's from your jobs?

@maezee (33395)
United States
January 18, 2010 10:03pm CST
This question is probably only for people in the US, as I'm not sure how everyone else's taxing system works..But anyway, it's getting to be that time again! TAX TIME! I'm just curious to see who has received their W2's yet, and if not, when you generally expect to see yours coming in the mail (or from your employer)? I honestly can't remember last year (2008 was the first year of me actually working enough so that I had to file taxes..) so I can't really say when I got them back. But I'm thinking the end of January. What about you?
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• United States
23 Jan 10
Companies are required to send you your W-2's buy January 31st. According to the IRS website, if you do not receive them by February 15, you should contact your employer to find out where it is. But generally the last week of January is a guideline to when you should receive your W-2. I received two of mine already and am waiting on one more. But don't worry you should definitely be getting that soon!
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• United States
19 Jan 10
We usually get our taxes either with the first checks in january or the second check in January but never any later than that last week in January.We have not yet recieved ours yet but we are told that they should be here within the mext few days and then I file ours myself online and we usually have them back within the week, two at the most. This year we will be using our taxes to pay off our car payment though...
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@paidreader (5151)
• United States
23 Jan 10
The employers are required to have them out by the 1st of February. I usually get all of mine weeks before that but a variety of things can cause delays. When your forms get sent out they can not be forwarded like most mail when you move. You have to notify your employer of any address changes so this can be updated as soon as possible. Delays from moving can easily add an extra month into the delivery time. My employer allows an electronic W-2 so I got mine over a week ago but hubby didn't get his thru the mail until yesterday. Waiting on one more but already trying to get things together for filing.