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How to Read Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statement

Knowing how to read a Form W2 can help you understand your salary, and also help you get a head-start when preparing your taxes. You will need to report all wages you earned from your job or jobs during the year. Your employers are required to provide you with Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. Form W-2 must be mailed out or hand-delivered to you no later than January 31st.

Understanding Form W-2
You will need to report all wages you earned from your job or jobs during the year. Your employers are required to provide you with Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. Form W-2 must be mailed out or hand-delivered to you no later than January 31st.

Description of Various Boxes and Codes found on Form W-2
Form W-2 is structured with several boxes. Into each box goes an amount. A description of the various boxes and codes found on Form W-2 is provided.

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