Thanks to modern technology, it’s never been easier to get a head start on your taxes – you can even get a copy of your W2 online for free.
How it Works
Companies like H&R Block and TurboTax offer a service where you can search a database of 90 million entries to find your W2 online. All that you need is your employer’s name, and their FEIN – Federal Employer Identification Number. You can find this on a previous W-2, or ask your employer directly.
Once the correct details appear, you will be given directions for importing your W2.
The online tax software will then securely hold the document until you need it for filing with the IRS. Just remember that they require identification to release the documents to you, for security reasons.
An Early Refund is Possible
The W2 online import solution means that you can submit an electronic version of your W2 to H&R Block or TurboTax and they will start the process to get you your refund as quickly as possible.
Why wait for a copy of your W2 to come in the mail, when it, and your refund, are only a click away?