W-2 Forms provide employees with wage and salary information to file your taxes. You’ll need your 2013 W-2 form before your can efile .
What is a W-2 Form?
A W-2 Form is a tax form your employer is required to provide to you to file your taxes.
A W-2 Form reports your income from that employer during the tax year along with your federal and state withholding based on the W-4 Form  you filled out for your employer.
These adjustments are what make your gross income different from the net income your receive on your paycheck.
When Do I Use a W-2 Form?
You will use a W-2 Form when filling out the income portion of your tax return on your 1040 Form .
How Do I Get My W-2 Form?
Your employer should give you information on when and how you will receive your 2013 W-2 form. The deadline for employers to mail your W-2 form is January 31. Most employers will mail your W-2 to your home.
W-2 Forms Online
Many employers are also currently making W-2 forms available online. To get your W-2 online, your employer must be enrolled in one of the W-2 forms online. The most popular site to download W-2 information is through w2express .
Other Income Forms Not on a Form W-2
Unemployment. If you’re looking for an unemployment W-2 to see your taxable unemployment income , look for a 1099-G.
Independent Contractor. If you are in independent contractor, you’ll get a 1099  instead of a W-2 to report your income.