You Have to Wait for Your W-2

Are you anxious to file your taxes so you can get that refund? A lot of people are. And some are trying to file before they even get their W-2 form.

Some folks think they can file now simply by using their last pay stub of the year. But tax professionals say you cannot.

Employers have until the end of January to mail out the forms. If you haven't received your W-2 by February 15, then you can go ahead and use your pay stub.

April 15 falls on a Saturday this year, so you'll have until April 17 to pay Uncle Sam.