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I lost my W2 for one of my jobs, can you help me find it online? I have a tax id number for my employer.

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ChondelLO
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I lost my W2 for one of my jobs, can you help me find it online? I have a tax id number for my employer.

You would need to request a copy from your employer or payroll department. For more information on how to get a copy of your W-2, please visit the Help Article below.

 

How can I get a copy of my W-2?

 

 

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I lost my W2 for one of my jobs, can you help me find it online? I have a tax id number for my employer.

There’s no other way than to ask a former employer to get my w-2? What if the employer refuses or doesn’t get around to it? Or if they lost it?

CatinaT1
Employee Tax Expert

I lost my W2 for one of my jobs, can you help me find it online? I have a tax id number for my employer.

You can file a substitute W-2 in TurboTax. 

You can file a conventional paper return that includes IRS Form 4852 if all efforts to obtain a W-2 from your employer have failed. Here's how to fill one out: 

  

In your TurboTax program, search for W-2 and then select the Jump to link in the search results to get to the W-2 entry screen. 

  • Fill out your W-2 as best you can using the information from your last pay stub. 
  • When finished, proceed through the interview. You'll get to the Let's check for uncommon situations  screen. 
  • Check the Didn't get a W-2 box.
  • Check any other box(es) that apply to your W-2 before selecting Continue. 
  • Carefully follow the onscreen instructions. 

Returns including Form 4852 can't be e-filed per IRS regulations. 

 

How do I file a substitute W-2 using Form 4852?

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