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I lost my w-2 how do I get a new one for 2020?

in a wild land fire
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Level 15

I lost my w-2 how do I get a new one for 2020?

If you cannot obtain the W-2 from your employer, then for a fee you can get a complete copy of a W-2 from the Social Security Administration -

You can get a free Wage and Income transcript from the IRS -

Level 15

I lost my w-2 how do I get a new one for 2020?

W-2's come from your employers.   You are in a wildfire area so getting another one from your employer may be a problem at least temporarily.  

And….SAVE YOUR OWN W-2! TURBOTAX DOES NOT SAVE IT FOR YOU. TurboTax will not have a copy of it in your account and will not have an image even if you snapped a photo. It is up to you to save it for your own records as stated on the back of the W-2.

Other ways to get W-2’s:


Pay Social Security $90 per W-2:





You can get a wage and income transcript from the IRS:  It will not show the actual W-2, 1099’s, etc, but will show the income information the IRS received.  It will not, however, show your state information. It will only show the federal information.

**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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