Find your W-2 online. File your taxes faster.

Wondering how you can get a copy of your W-2 online? With H&R Block’s free W-2 Early Access℠ service, you can get your W-2 online for free and have an electronic copy sent to your local H&R Block office. All you have to do is pick it up — then get a head start on your taxes.

Earlier access = earlier refund.

W-2 forms are sent out by January 31st of each year (or the next business day if the date falls on a weekend or holiday). But your refund doesn’t have to depend on how quickly your employer mails your W-2. If you want to get your W-2 online, you can request an electronic copy for free with W-2 Early Access, then get started on your taxes with Block.


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


There is no charge for W-2 Early Access!


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

Get your W-2 in three easy steps.

With H&R Block’s W-2 Early Access, we’ve made it simple to find a copy of your W-2 online for free, so you can get your taxes checked off the list. As long as your employer is part of H&R Block’s partner program, you can access your W-2.

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Find your employer

We have thousands of employers in our database. You can search your employer’s name or Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN).

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Request a copy

When you find your employer, follow the instructions to have an electronic copy of your W-2 form sent to your local H&R Block office.*

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Pick up your W-2

Once we receive your W-2, it will be stored securely at your local H&R Block office. When you come to pick it up, be sure to bring two forms of ID.

*If your W-2 isn’t currently available, you can choose to receive an email notifying you when it makes the list.

Become an import partner.

If you represent a financial institution, payroll provider, or you’re simply an employer, consider becoming an H&R Block import partner. Doing so will benefit your employees or customers by providing them early access to W-2 or 1099 forms.