Employee Did Not Receive a W2

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If a specific employee did not receive a W2, here are a few possible reasons why:

  1. Employee was hired at the very end of the year and had hours worked in that year, but paid in the first check date of the new year. These wages will be included in the next year's W2 since the W2 is for wages paid during the calendar year, not necessarily for hours worked in the calendar year.
  2. Employee has elected to receive only an electronic copy of their W2 so one was not printed but is available for them to access in their employee portal.