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Wonderingman
Level 1

Previous employer went out of business and I am unable to get a pay stub to fill out form 4852, what do I do?

My previous employer used a website for pay stubs and did not provide paper copies when is closed last year. How would I fill out my taxes this year if they did not provide a W-2 or a paper pay stub? 

 

 

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ColeenD3
Expert Alumni

Previous employer went out of business and I am unable to get a pay stub to fill out form 4852, what do I do?

If you haven’t received your W-2, follow these steps:

  1. Contact your employer If you have not received your W-2, contact your employer to inquire if and when the W-2 was mailed. If it was mailed, it may have been returned to the employer because of an incorrect or incomplete address. After contacting the employer, allow a reasonable amount of time for them to resend or to issue the W-2.
  2. Contact the IRS If you do not receive your W-2 by February 14th, contact the IRS for assistance at 800-829-1040. When you call, you must provide your name, address, city and state, including zip code, Social Security number, phone number and have the following information:
  • Employer’s name, address, city and state, including zip code and phone number
  • Dates of employment
  • An estimate of the wages you earned, the federal income tax withheld, and when you worked for that employer during 2020 The estimate should be based on year-to-date information from your final pay stub or leave-and-earnings statement, if possible.

 

Here are some more options:

  • They're not exact copies, but they contain everything on your W-2 except the state and local information.

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ColeenD3
Expert Alumni

Previous employer went out of business and I am unable to get a pay stub to fill out form 4852, what do I do?

If you haven’t received your W-2, follow these steps:

  1. Contact your employer If you have not received your W-2, contact your employer to inquire if and when the W-2 was mailed. If it was mailed, it may have been returned to the employer because of an incorrect or incomplete address. After contacting the employer, allow a reasonable amount of time for them to resend or to issue the W-2.
  2. Contact the IRS If you do not receive your W-2 by February 14th, contact the IRS for assistance at 800-829-1040. When you call, you must provide your name, address, city and state, including zip code, Social Security number, phone number and have the following information:
  • Employer’s name, address, city and state, including zip code and phone number
  • Dates of employment
  • An estimate of the wages you earned, the federal income tax withheld, and when you worked for that employer during 2020 The estimate should be based on year-to-date information from your final pay stub or leave-and-earnings statement, if possible.

 

Here are some more options:

  • They're not exact copies, but they contain everything on your W-2 except the state and local information.
Wonderingman
Level 1

Previous employer went out of business and I am unable to get a pay stub to fill out form 4852, what do I do?

Thank you for this information, I've never encountered a time when a company did not provide a W-2 and since it has gone out of business I had no one at the company to contact. I think with this information I will be able to recover the information I need to be able to file my taxes this year. 

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