Allright, these should be pretty easy for someone who knows their stuff, or impossible arcane stuff for those who don’t (ie. me).
First of all, I switched job in June. I left on very bad terms, as anyone out there who recalls my “How can my ex employer just grab money out of my bank account without my permisson?” thread can attest to.
Now, I assume they’re going to try to pull something shitty because that’s their nature. So, that being said, when do they legally have to have my W2 to me, and who should I contact when they don’t? I’m quite sure it will be “lost in the mail” just to inconvenience me. Because that’s the type of petty little bitches they are.
Second, my current employer (started July 5th) pays me .36/mile for my driving. From what I understand, the IRS rate went to .58 on July 1.
Can I claim the difference on my taxes? How’s that work? For that matter, when I file an expense report (with my mileage on it), I break down the mileage, but I don’t get it broken down on the stubs with my expense checks. Will I be getting another form of some kind from my employer that will detail what I filed as mileage?
Naturally, I’m looking to legitimately maximize my refund without getting myself an IRS colonoscopy.