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I need help finding my employer's identification number I lost my w2 and the company is not returning calls right now

 
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I need help finding my employer's identification number I lost my w2 and the company is not returning calls right now

Every 2019 W-2 that you received must be reported on your 2019 tax return, even if they are for small amounts.  Remember that each one of those W-2’s has your Social Security number on it, and that income was reported to the IRS by the employer.  You do not want to get in trouble with the IRS for under-reporting your income.

ALL of your W-2’s must be entered on the SAME tax return.  After you enter the first one, you click Add Another W-2.

 

 

W-2's come from your employer, and they have until Jan. 31 to issue it.  Some employers allow you to import the W-2 through the software, but for security reasons you still need information from the actual W-2 to import it.  You might need to phone, email and/or snail mail an old employer to make sure they know where to send your W-2.

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2561916-how-can-i-get-a-copy-of-my-w-2

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1934390-how-do-i-import-my-W-2

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2588751-why-can-t-i-import-my-w-2

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2938482-how-do-i-take-a-picture-of-my-w-2-in-turbotax-online

 

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/income/help/what-if-it-s-february-but-i-still-don-t-have-my-w-2/00...

 

https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc154

 

 

Other ways to get W-2’s:

 

Pay Social Security $86 per W-2:

 

https://www.irs.gov/help-resources/tools-faqs/faqs-for-individuals/frequently-asked-tax-questions-an...

 

 

You can get a wage and income transcript from the IRS:  It will not show the actual W-2, 1099’s, etc, but will show the income information the IRS received.  It will not, however, show your state information. It will only show the federal information.

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript

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I need help finding my employer's identification number I lost my w2 and the company is not returning calls right now

I recommend contacting the IRS at 800 829 1040 and explaining that you need the EIN in order to file your return. You can always get a copy of your Wage and Income transcript from the IRS here, but it is likely that the EIN will be redacted. Therefore, you will need to contact the IRS to get a copy of the unredacted transcript. 

 

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I need help finding my employer's identification number I lost my w2 and the company is not returning calls right now

I would not do anything as drastic as filing a  IRS complaint against the company.  Your employer should be able to replace the W-2.  Perhaps they are shut down because the current virus scare.

 

You do know, don't you, that you now have until July 15 to file?

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I need help finding my employer's identification number I lost my w2 and the company is not returning calls right now

 
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I need help finding my employer's identification number I lost my w2 and the company is not returning calls right now

about your only options are 1) contact the Social Security Adm.  they will tell you the steps you must take to get a copy or 2) you can wait until you contact the employer but there is no law requiring them to send you a duplicate.