Today TaxMama hears from Bryan in New Jersey, who says. “I lost my W-2’s for a couple of years. I didn’t get a chance too file because of a nasty divorce. How do I get copies of these W-2’s, since most of these employers are out of business; or I just plain forgot who I worked for? Can I ask IRS for this info?”
Sure, it’s actually quite easy to get things like this.
Send IRS a request for the missing information on Form 4506-T. It’s free. Just follow the instructions in TaxQuip #1048 on how to use Form 4506-T. http://www.taxquips.com/?id=1048
For missing W-2s within the last 3 years, you should get them in about 2-3 weeks. And you’ll get any other 1099s, etc. that IRS has for your Social Security number, too.
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