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How can I get my w2 if my employer does not give it to me?

They are closed and they do not answer my mails.
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How can I get my w2 if my employer does not give it to me?

W-2's come from employers - nowhere else except the Social Security Administration if the employer even filed the W-2 or a wage transcript from the IRS that only contains some of the W-2 information and no state information.


You can get a free "Wage and Income" transcript form the IRS but that is is not a copy of the W-2 and contains no state information.


You can get an exact copy of the W-2 from the Social Security Administration for $81 per copy.



**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
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How can I get my w2 if my employer does not give it to me?

How you tried to get a transcript from the IRS?


Go to Get Transcript. If you can make the request online, please do so, and ask for the transcript to be delivered online.


I asked for a transcript on March 24, 2020 to be mailed to me, and I received it on June 6, 2020, so IRS paper processing is very slow.


You want a Wage and Income Transcript for the year ending 12/31/2019 - this will have your W-2 information (assuming your employer sent a copy to the IRS, as they are required to do).

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