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What to do if employer does not send W-2? Company closed but I have income for the first 6 months

 
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IsabellaG
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What to do if employer does not send W-2? Company closed but I have income for the first 6 months

If you don’t get your W-2 from your employer by February 14th, you should contact them and tell them you need it for your taxes (assuming you can). If you still don’t get your W-2, go ahead and contact the IRS to tell them your employer didn't send it. You may call the IRS toll free at 800-829-1040 

  • The IRS will send your employer a letter requesting that they furnish you a corrected Form W-2 within ten days. The letter advises your employer of their responsibilities to provide a correct Form W-2 and of the penalties for failure to do so.
  • The IRS will send you a letter with instructions and Form 4852 (.pdf), Substitute for Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, or Form 1099-R, Distributions from Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc. You can use the Form 4852 in the event that your employer does not provide you with Form W-2 in time to file your tax return. 

If you’ve attempted to obtain your W-2 and are unsuccessful, you can file using a substitute Form W-2, Form 4852.

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IsabellaG
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What to do if employer does not send W-2? Company closed but I have income for the first 6 months

If you don’t get your W-2 from your employer by February 14th, you should contact them and tell them you need it for your taxes (assuming you can). If you still don’t get your W-2, go ahead and contact the IRS to tell them your employer didn't send it. You may call the IRS toll free at 800-829-1040 

  • The IRS will send your employer a letter requesting that they furnish you a corrected Form W-2 within ten days. The letter advises your employer of their responsibilities to provide a correct Form W-2 and of the penalties for failure to do so.
  • The IRS will send you a letter with instructions and Form 4852 (.pdf), Substitute for Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, or Form 1099-R, Distributions from Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc. You can use the Form 4852 in the event that your employer does not provide you with Form W-2 in time to file your tax return. 

If you’ve attempted to obtain your W-2 and are unsuccessful, you can file using a substitute Form W-2, Form 4852.

See this FAQ for more information: https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3301808

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