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So if I haven't received my W2 from employer but have last check stub can I use my SSN as the EIN?

Can you use your SSN as the EIN?
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So if I haven't received my W2 from employer but have last check stub can I use my SSN as the EIN?

No.   Your SSN is not the same thing as the employer's Employer Identification Number.  That will not work.  What steps have you taken to get the W-2 from the employer?

 

 W-2’s come from employers.  There is not a federal or national website that provides W-2’s.

 

 Some employers have payroll sites that will have your W-2. You might need to phone, drop in, 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/community/income/help/what-if-it-s-february-but-i-still-don-t-have-my-w-2/00...

 

 

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

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
JohnB5677
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So if I haven't received my W2 from employer but have last check stub can I use my SSN as the EIN?

No, you should not use your last pay stub. You Should:

  1. Contact your employer  Contact your employer to see if the W-2 has ben sent, and request a duplicate.
  2. Contact the IRS:  If you could not get it from your employer you can contact the IRS.
    1. You can call toll-free at 1-800-829-1040 or contact a Taxpayer Assistance Center Local IRS Office.
    2. You must provide your name, address, city and state (including zip code), Social Security Number, phone number, and have the following information ready to provide:
    3. Employer’s name, address, city and state (including zip code), and phone number
    4. Dates of employment
    5. An estimate of the wages you earned, the federal income tax withheld, and when you worked for that employer during the tax year. The estimate should be based on year-to-date information from your final pay stub or leave-and-earnings statement, if possible.
  3.  If you have not received your Form W-2 by the due date and have completed steps 1 and 2, you may use Form 4852 Substitute for Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. Attach Form 4852 to the return, estimating income and withholding taxes as accurately as possible. There may be a delay in any refund due while the information is verified.
  4. File your return You still must file your tax return or request an extension.
  5. File a Form 1040-X If this happens to get the W-2 and it is different, you must amend your return by filing a Form 1040-X Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return.

No, the EIN is the Employer Identification Number and you will include it on your taxes.  However it is posted up by your employer's information.

Your Social Security Number was listed when you first posted your "My Info" information, and it carries through the rest of your tax return.

 

 


 


 

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