I started a job on December 28, 2015. Do I have to file income tax return on that even though the pay period wasn't until January 8, 2016?
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I started a job on December 28, 2015. Do I have to file income tax return on that even though the pay period wasn't until January 8, 2016?

I was a graduate student until May 2016. I got a full-time job on July 6, 2015 but I quit that job and started working at my new full-time job on December 28, 2015. My first paycheck for the new job did not arrive until January 2016 because the pay period was until January 8, 2016(every 2 weeks).

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I started a job on December 28, 2015. Do I have to file income tax return on that even though the pay period wasn't until January 8, 2016?

Also, my employer said they won't be sending a W-2 form.
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I started a job on December 28, 2015. Do I have to file income tax return on that even though the pay period wasn't until January 8, 2016?

You report taxable income when you actually received the money, not when it was earned.

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