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How Do I Get My W-2 Form Online? W-2 Early AccessSM

Employers are required to send W-2 forms by January 31 each year or the next business day if the date falls on a weekend or holiday. However, you may not need to wait on the mail. H&R Block’s free W-2 Early AccessSM service lets an electronic copy be sent to us so you can get an early start on your taxes.

"When Will I Get My W-2 Online?" You Could Find It Now in Just 3 Steps

  • Search for your employer’s name, or your company’s Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) and select it from the generated list.
  • Once you find your employer, simply follow the instructions to have an electronic online copy of your W-2 form sent to H&R Block. (If your W-2 isn't available online, you can choose to have an email sent to you when it is.)
  • Once we receive your W-2, it’s stored securely until you come to get it. Visit your local H&R Block office to access your W-2 and get your refund as soon as possible. Make sure to bring two forms of ID so we know it’s you!

Don't wait for your W-2 to come in the mail.


There is no charge for W-2 Early AccessSM!


Your W-2 is stored safely with H&R Block.

Get Your Refund As Soon As Possible

We know that refunds are greatly anticipated but filing for yours depends upon how soon you receive your W-2 from your employer. With H&R Block W-2 Early AccessSM, you can send us an electronic copy of your W-2 for free and get your refund as soon as possible.

It’s your refund, so why wait any longer than you have to? You can search for your W-2 in our online W-2 finder database of thousands of employers. Once you find it, send it right to H&R Block to begin filing your taxes ASAP.

Whether you want your refund as soon as possible or just want to get filing your return out of the way, H&R Block W-2 Early AccessSM will help you speed things up. It’s a simple formula: early W-2, early refund, move on with life.

Not only will you not have to wait for your W-2 to come in the mail, but you won’t have to worry about forgetting it either. When you find your online W-2, follow the simple instructions, hit send and it’ll be waiting for you at H&R Block as soon as you’re ready to file your return. Upon filing, make sure to visit our "Where's my Refund" page to check your tax refund status.

W2 & 1099 Import Partner Information

Financial institutions/payroll providers: Want to let your customers or employees access their W-2s or 1099 forms online? Please email us to find out how to become an H&R Block tax form import partner.