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alisha-p-short
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I haven't filed my taxes in 2 years because I have lost all my w2s. I have my w2 for the year of 2019 but what should i do for the years 2017 and 2018?

 
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xmasbaby0
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I haven't filed my taxes in 2 years because I have lost all my w2s. I have my w2 for the year of 2019 but what should i do for the years 2017 and 2018?

You should contact your past employers and beg them to provide  replacement copies of the W-2's you lost.

The other things you can do are to get wage and income transcripts from the IRS--those will show only the income reported to the IRS by employers for federal purposes--they will not show any state withholding information for state tax return purposes.

Or for a fee of $86 each you can get copies of W-2's from Social Security.

Going forward -- learn this costly lesson and keep track of your W-2's and file timely tax returns

 

 

To get a copy of a W-2 from Social Security https://faq.ssa.gov/en-us/Topic/article/KA-02501

https://www.irs.gov/help-resources/tools-faqs/faqs-for-individuals/frequently-asked-tax-questions-an...

 

To request a wage and income transcript from the IRS

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript

 

 

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
xmasbaby0
Level 15

I haven't filed my taxes in 2 years because I have lost all my w2s. I have my w2 for the year of 2019 but what should i do for the years 2017 and 2018?

When you get the W-2"s

 

To file a return for a prior tax year

If you need to prepare a return for 2016, 2017, or 2018 you can purchase and download desktop software to do it, then print, sign,  and mail the return(s)

https://turbotax.intuit.com/personal-taxes/past-years-products/

Remember to prepare your state return as well—if you live in a state that has a state income tax.

When you mail a tax return, you need to attach any documents showing tax withheld, such as your W-2’s or any 1099’s.  Use a mailing service that will track it, such as UPS or certified mail so you will know the IRS/state received the return.

Note:  The desktop software you need to prepare the prior year return must be installed/downloaded to a full PC or Mac.  It cannot be used on a mobile device.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

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