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I'm using a wage transcript to file. It only gives the last 4 numbers of EIN. How do I easily obtain. I have no contact with employers.

 
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rjs
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I'm using a wage transcript to file. It only gives the last 4 numbers of EIN. How do I easily obtain. I have no contact with employers.

The Wage and Income Transcript from the IRS also does not have the state information from the W-2, which you need if your state has income tax.


There is no easy way to get the information that's missing from the IRS Wage and Income Transcript. If you don't have the W-2s that your employers gave you, the only way to get copies of them is to reestablish contact with the employers, or get copies of your W-2s from the Social Security Administration. The following link tells you how to get copies from Social Security. There is a charge of $90.


How can I get a copy of my wage and tax statements (Form W-2)?

 

I'm using a wage transcript to file. It only gives the last 4 numbers of EIN. How do I easily obtain. I have no contact with employers.

If you do not get the full name, address and EIN from the employer then you can use the wage transcripts for the infomation to complete the tax return HOWEVER you will have to mail in the return and attach those transcripts to the form 1040.   You will NOT be able to efile the return  AND  you will simply need to ignore the error messages for the missing/incorrect  information you do or do not enter.

 

FYI ... if you need to file a state return those federal transcripts don't have any state information on them .... so back to the employer or the SS administration to get a proper copy of the W-2 form.

 

 

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