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I misplace my w2 forms and i passed the deadline what do I do next ?

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I misplace my w2 forms and i passed the deadline what do I do next ?

There is no penalty for filing late, UNLESS you owe tax (as opposed to getting a refund).

If you do do owe, you file as soon as you can and pay the tax due. The IRS will send you a bill for interest and late penalties (a late filing penalty and a late payment penalty).

You contact your employer for another copy of your W-2. If they are uncooperative, you pay the IRS or Social Security Administration for a copy. For how, see 

IRS instructions

Social Security Administration Instructions questionID=3836&hitOffset=258+164+163+75+26+25+15+14&docID=2040

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