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Should my former employer report a lump sum severance payment on my regular W2 or on a 1099?

 
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Should my former employer report a lump sum severance payment on my regular W2 or on a 1099?

A lump sum severance payment should be reported to you on your regular W-2.

That doesn't alway mean the employer will do it correctly. See the following post for instructions on what to do if you get a 1099-MISC for severance pay. Make sure to select "See entire answer".

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