- Contact your employer. Inquire if the W-2 has been mailed and confirm the address it was mailed to. Allow a reasonable amount of time to re-issue or re-send.
- Contact the IRS. Contact the IRS for assistance at 800-829-1040. Provide your name, address, city and state, including zip code, Social Security number, phone number and have the following information:
- Employer's name, address, city and state, including zip code and phone number
- Dates of employment
- An estimate of the wages you earned, the federal income tax withheld, and when you worked for that employer during 2010. The estimate should be based on year-to-date information from your final pay stub.
- File your return You still must file your tax return or request an extension to file by April 18, even if you do not receive your Form W-2. If you have not received your Form W-2 by April 18th, and have completed steps 1 and 2, you may attach Form 4852 to the return, estimating income and withholding taxes as accurately as possible. You may be unable to e-file the tax return so be prepared to file your taxes using the old fashioned paper method. There may be a delay in any refund due while the information is verified.
- File an amended return If you receive the missing W-2 after you filed your return and the information is different, you will need to amend your tax return by filing a Form 1040X.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Still haven't received your W-2? Here's what to do
Employers have until January 31, 2011 to deliver your 2010 Form W-2. If you haven't received it, take these steps