Problems With Your W-2 Forms
Your W-2 Form reports the amount of wages you were paid during the year and the amounts withheld for state and federal income taxes. Employers must provide employees a W-2 Form by Jan. 31st. Even if you do not receive your W-2 Form, you must still file your return on time.
If your W-2 Form is not legible or if you have lost it, contact your employer and request another.
If you have not received your W-2 Form, and it is after January 31st, contact your employer to find out if or when it was mailed.
If the W-2 Form was returned to the employer due to incorrect address or was not yet issued, allow at least three weeks for the employer to remail or issue the W-2 Form. Then, if you still do not receive your W-2 Form, contact the Department toll-free at 1-877-252-3052 for assistance. When you call, you will need to provide the following information so we may contact your employer.
- Your employer's name and complete address, employer identification number (if known), and telephone number.
- Your name, address, social security number, and telephone number.
We will mail you a copy of our letter to the employer. If you still do not receive your W-2 Form, you will need to complete Form 4852, Substitute for Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement to meet the deadline for filing your return. You can obtain Form 4852 at www.irs.gov/forms. If you file Form 4852, Substitute for Form W-2, attach copies of payroll check stubs or other supporting information. Your refund may be delayed while the information you provided is verified.
If you receive a W-2 Form after you file your return or if you receive a corrected W-2 Form that does not agree with the income or tax withheld you reported on your return, you must file an amended return.
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