Kent State W2 forms now available online

Christine Morgan

Students who wish to receive their W-2 forms electronically must give their consent on Flashline before Wednesday, Jan. 12.

Students who work on campus received a personal announcement before winter break on Flashline. An e-mail to inform them of their opportunity to receive their W-2 forms online went out Monday, said Payroll Manager Lisa Heilman. To obtain an electronic copy, students must give their consent under the My HR tab on Flashline. From there, students are instructed to check the box labeled “Electronic W-2 Consent” under Employment Details, the announcement said.

The Flashline announcement explained the advantages of opting for an electronic copy, including conserving paper, saving money on printing costs and receiving the forms faster. The electronic copy is a safer transfer of students’ personal and sensitive information, it said.

Students who opt out of receiving their W-2 forms electronically will receive a printed copy. Printed copies will be delivered to the Michael Schwartz Center, Heilman said. Students may pick up their forms beginning noon Jan. 26. All printed forms not picked up by students will be mailed to their residence by Jan 31.

Students who miss the deadline to give consent for an electronic copy or pick up their printed copy should not worry, Heilman said. Students still have until mid-April to file their taxes.

Contact Christine Morgan at [email protected].