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columbus1942
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I recently got fired from my job, will they still send my W-2’s?

 
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AnthonyC
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I recently got fired from my job, will they still send my W-2’s?

Yes, your previous employer is still required to send your W2 regardless of the reason for your departure.  They will likely mail it to your address on file.

Hilda1208
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I recently got fired from my job, will they still send my W-2’s?

I was fired from my job and I was looking to get my W-2 form but I never did it should have been sent to  [PII Removed].

Irene2805
Expert Alumni

I recently got fired from my job, will they still send my W-2’s?

Yes, you should have received a W-2 from your former employer.  Contact their payroll office to get a copy of your W-2.

V0T00U4
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I recently got fired from my job, will they still send my W-2’s?

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DawnC
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I recently got fired from my job, will they still send my W-2’s?

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dtweed17
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I recently got fired from my job, will they still send my W-2’s?

I was terminated in late December 2020 and did not get my w2 anywhere in January or February but wrote down the info on my last paystub, and it was not filed until February 17th because of some form I had to delete.

The I.R.S accepted instantly even though the witholding was higher than usual and it was not noticed last year when it started. Like it started in March of 2020 where it was more than $10 but less than $100 because I was evening out the federal witholding to a hole $100 after that I spent most of 2020 giving the irs $100 each paycycleck which is weekly and for some weird reason the tax witholding to the irs was a few cents more than $100. The irs did not take any notice of this at all that year they just took it and they are only reviewing it now because they did not take notice that I was using aditional witholding in my federal taxes last year which is how my federal return is $3850 which is higher than usual. 

JohnB5677
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I recently got fired from my job, will they still send my W-2’s?

If you didn't get a W-2 that is your first problem.  Even though you filed your tax return you should still get one.  The IRS will question it.  Please see what to do further down in the page.

 

It also sounds like you adjusted your withholdings to be around $100 per pay check.  That was wise, but its curious that your refund is so large. 

 

Did you receive the previous stimulus checks, or did you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit.

 

Either way, if the IRS sees an error on your return they will contact you BY MAIL.  The IRS does not make phone calls, so if you get one it is a scam.

 

What To Do If You Haven't Received a W-2

  • Step 1: Check online.  Many employers now issue Form W-2 electronically to employees. But that doesn't mean they'll always email the form to you, as it isn't particularly secure. Instead, they'll email you a link to an online portal where you can download the form yourself.
  • Step 2: Ask your employer.  If your online search leaves you empty-handed, contact your employer's payroll or human resources department to ask when and how they issued your W-2. If they mailed it to an old or incorrect address, the post office may have returned it to the employer.
  • Step 3: Contact the IRS.  What happens if your employer truly never issued your W-2? Perhaps they went out of business or aren’t responding to your request for a W-2? In that case, it's time to try contacting the IRS. Find a local IRS office 

Be ready to provide the following information:

  • Your name, address, Social Security number, and phone number
  • The employer's name, address, phone number and Tax ID if you have it
  • The dates you worked for the employer
  • An estimate of your wages and federal income tax withheld (you can usually find this information on your last pay stub for the tax year)

 

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