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DEFINITION of 'W-2 Form'

The form that an employer must send to an employee and the IRS at the end of the year. The W-2 form reports an employee's annual wages and the amount of taxes withheld from his or her paycheck.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'W-2 Form'

A W-4 is a form that individuals complete for withholding purposes, whereas a W-2 form is for employers to fill out. The employer must provide the employee their W-2 form by the deadline set by the IRS.

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