2020 Tax Forms Available Soon
MCPS permanent employees can begin accessing their annual tax forms via Employee Self-Service (ESS) within the next two weeks.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) now mandates that employers provide 2020 tax forms to their employees as follows:
- W-2s are to be provided by February 1, 2021.
- 1095-Cs are to be provided by March 2, 2021.
MCPS employees will receive their W-2s and 1095-Cs by these deadlines. Those who authorize web delivery of their tax forms by the January 11, 2021, deadline will receive them earlier than those who wait for delivery of hard copies. If you authorized web delivery for a previous year, you do not need to do so again. Your authorization remains in place unless you revoke it via ESS.
For employees who do not authorize web delivery by January 11, 2021, MCPS will mail your W-2 to the address on file for you. MCPS is required to mail them by February 1, 2021.
No matter how you choose to receive your W-2 and 1095-C, make sure your address is up to date in our system so it appears correctly on the tax forms. Visit ESS and click on My profile under the orange My Information banner. Log in using your Outlook username and password. If you need to update your address, return to ESS, click on My Address change under the My Information banner, read the information on the next screen, then click Update your address at the bottom of the screen.
For more information about W-2 and 1095-C distribution and for details that will help with filing your 2020 taxes, visit the Tax Information webpage beginning the week of January 19–22, 2021.