We're nearing the end of January, which for many Americans means two things: It's time to get ready for the Super Bowl, and time to get started on your personal income taxes.
As you may recall, FindLaw Insider tackled 10 Super Bowl-related legal issues this time last year, in a blog post that's worth revisiting. So this year, we're going to kick off tax season with some frequently asked questions -- and answers.
What are some of the most common queries about tax law that we field here at FindLaw.com? Here are five:
What should you do if you didn't get your W-2s? Don't fret -- quite yet, anyway. The deadline for employers to mail out employee W-2 forms is February 1 (which, this year, just happens to be Super Bowl Sunday). After that date, if you still haven't received your W-2 forms, this blog post explains the steps you can take.
For employers, what if you're going to be late with your W-2s? Employers who won't be able to meet the February 1 deadline for mailing W-2 forms to employees can face potential fines; to avoid IRS penalties, employers can ask for an extension, but this must be done before January 31. In addition, employers who are late in filing their W-2s with the IRS can face penalties too.
Here at FindLaw.com, our goal is to help you find solutions to your legal issues and questions. If you have any other tax-related legal questions you'd like to toss our way, feel free to do so via Facebook and/or Twitter.