You can always have your tax return from the paystub hence you don’t have to wait for the W2 form. You will not have to wait for a long time since the same information that you will have in your W2 is the same one that you will have in your paystub. One will be able to get the same information if they know how to calculate the paystub. Here are the steps of calculating W2 from a paystub.
The first thing that you will have to do is to get the gross income. Gross income will always be that amount that you will earn without subtracting anything. You have to make sure that you will not exclude any amount you have to include everything. If you do what is supposed to be done you will get the exact amount that you will have earned.
The second step is to deduct all the non-taxable wages from the gross income above. Since we will have to get the gross income, you will now have to deduct all the non-taxable wages from that amount. There are those wages that do not include the income, federal or the state taxes and those are the non-taxable wages. If you get the correct numbers when you add all the non-taxable you are assured that your calculations will be right.
The other thing that you will have to get is the taxable income which you will get by accounting for all the deductions. To get the exact amount you will have to include all other deductions. You will get help from the paystub so as to get the sum of all the other deductions so that you now deduct from the amount that you got in step two. After the subtraction you will get the taxable income of which will always match the amount that should have been in the W2 form.
The other step is to get the annual taxes and finally calculate the W2 earnings. We have that specific amount of taxes that will be withheld every year. To get the amount that has been withheld you will have to multiply the taxes withheld every month by the number of times that you get paid every year. To finally calculate the W2 you will have to subtract the amount withheld with the amount you got in step three.