How to Get your W 2 Form Fast

Around tax time of the year, people start to get anxious about getting their hands on their W-2 forms (and the refunds that often come with filing!) You can take some simple steps to get a copy of your W-2 form fast.

Step 1

Find your W-2 online. This saves you a lot of time and also increases the security for that sensitive information -- think of it as storing a W-2 online in a password protected account versus having it sit out in your mailbox.

Step 2

Contact your employer's human resource department and ask them to expedite your W-2 form.

Step 3

Make sure that you give your employer the right mailing address. It seems obvious, but many people end up wasting time trying to track down lost W-2 forms due to an inaccurate mailing address.

Step 4

Don't adjust your withholdings and W-2 forms will come to you faster than if you adjust them.

Step 5

File taxes electronically. Once you have your W-2 form in your hand, you can speed up the entire filing process by filing taxes electronically. That means any tax refunds you have coming will also get to you sooner.