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What's the official W2 deadline for an employer to get form W2 to an employee? Anybody know for certain?




W2 deadline - Post marked no later than January 31

I am no tax expert. However,I have had experience in such matters.

Sub: #1 posted on Thu, 01/31/2008 - 05:55

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W2 deadline

Employers and payers have until 1/31/08 to give out W2's and 1099's/1098's to the recipients.

They have until 2/28/08 to file Copy A of those forms with the government.

Sub: #2 posted on Thu, 01/31/2008 - 06:06

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Thanks, y'all for W2 deadline information!

Sub: #3 posted on Thu, 01/31/2008 - 06:25

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A nosey know it all at work told me that our boss has until the 15th of Feb to hand out W2's is this true because I have always been told its the 31 of Jan?

Sub: #4 posted on Mon, 01/26/2009 - 10:51

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Baby, no.. as others have stated it's a federal law that they have to be post marked by the 31st of January.

I'm still waiting on mine. Last year it came early, this year will probably come right on the 31st.

Sub: #5 posted on Mon, 01/26/2009 - 17:47

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This year W2 deadline is until Feb 2, because 1/31 is a Saturday.

Sub: #6 posted on Tue, 01/27/2009 - 06:01

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DebtCruncher, Not doubting you.. someone else mentioned that too on another form.. though I don't see why. We DO get mail on Saturday. Though if they're going the business days (m-F) then it does make sense, in a way.

Sub: #7 posted on Tue, 01/27/2009 - 19:44

beli2005 beli2005

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Granted, we do get mail on a Saturday. I'm going by the actual instructions that you can download from IRS.gov. Those instruction for form W2 and 1099 say in 2008 that the forms must be post-marked by 2/2/09.

Sub: #8 posted on Wed, 01/28/2009 - 11:51

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On the WikiAnswer site it's stated that the deadline for employers to mail out copies of the W2 to employees is 2-1-09. Hope this helps. I just had to check it out myself...lol

Sub: #9 posted on Fri, 01/30/2009 - 17:50

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if your w2 aren't mailed by jan 31 what are the consequences

Sub: #10 posted on Sat, 01/31/2009 - 03:45

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