IRS took all 60 days to review my account and never once contacted me. I finally called on the 60th day and they said they don't have any record of my wages from my old employer, only the 3k I made in the end of the year with my new employer. I told them I had the W2 to prove it but the IRS agent said that wasn't good enough, the employer needed to confirm my wages. The IRS agent sent a referral and said it would take another 60 days! I filed Feb.1st, it is now May 15th, I can't wait any longer. I called my previous employer and she swears she sent my info in. I didn't have any problems last year and I am the only employee experiencing this problem. Sounds like there was an error on the IRS side. I don't know what to do at this point. Any thoughts?
Ok ...the IRS will now ask the employer for the records hence the 60 day extension. So ask the employer to respond to the IRS when contacted even if she did file the W-2 & W-3 & 1096 timely. If she did NOT do it electronically then the paper forms had to be entered manually and when humans are involved mistakes can be made. I had a client with this situation last year where only their W-2 form had an IRS issue out of 8 total employees and the employer mailed in the forms .... bottom line it took 8 months for the employer & IRS to get this corrected.
What you could do ? First talk to the employer. Talk to the IRS and see where the employer can send the supporting docs in advance of being contacted.
They now need to decide whether to go after you or your employer for the money. Give them what proof you have. Pay stubs, particularly year end, would be helpful. As the answer above indicates, the IRS has probably already contacted your employer. This may take a long time. Cash strapped employers not sending in the money is a common problem
Now one of my clients had this issue last year and it took 8 months to resolve ... small company and the employer mailed in the W-2 & W-3 which means they needed to be manually entered or scanned. Only she had this issue out of all the employees so who knows what went wrong ? The SS administration and IRS never gave an explanation but the employer had to comply with the government request for information.
If it's been more than 90 days since the return was accepted then you can ask for help from the Tax Payer Advocate office:
At the following IRS website,
find the USA map and click on your state, and it will give you the number of
your IRS Taxpayer Advocate.
If you are unsuccessful with the Taxpayer Advocate for your area, you can also try the special IRS phone number for the Taxpayer Advocate Service at 877-777-4778.
More info on the Taxpayer Advocate Service:
Also see this article for more info on how the Taxpayer Advocate Service works:
I’m dealing with the EXACT same thing. My employer swears they reported my i
wages over 5 times and yet IRS has no record of it. Social security doesn’t even have record of my wages. I filed Jan 31, 2019 and it’s September 17 and I’m still waiting. They did 3 60 day reviews and now they’re on a 4th and still nothing.