Do you want to file now with your pay stub and then wait for the IRS, who is holding your tax refund, to contact you several months from now questioning why your tax return that was filed does not match what was received from your employer.
Can I use my last paystub if I don't have my W-2 yet?
The IRS requires you to wait for the W-2 ... if you don't get it by 2/14/18 then and ONLY then can you file using the form 4852....
Your employer is required to send W-2s by January 31. If you haven't received your W-2 by February 14, we can help you figure out the next steps.
And the IRS is not processing any returns until 1/29 or later so you have time to wait for the form.Related Information: