Originally Posted by windowtime
The employer did originally send one...and then it was lost. The fed site will give out info from an un-filed w-2 but only fed tax witheld...state and local tax info that is on the w-2. I need to get a copy of the original w-2 form that was filed by the employer....any help on that?
you can fie return without a w2.
you may use the figures on your final pay stub to list all wages, tips, other compensation and taxes withheld on the form. Two fill-in questions require you to state where you got your figures and what attempts you made to obtain an actual Form W-2 from your employer.
From the last stub check, you could generate your w2. BUT, the w2 should show the EIN of the employer. If you did work previously with them, you may have your last year tax with last year w2. Check the EIN so you could generate your w2.
If you could not, simply file the tax return for both Fed, and State. Make copies of the last check and attached it to the return. Then send it for both IRS and your State by MAIL. In the event you do receive the missing Form W-2 and the figures differ, you can amend your tax return by filing a Form 1040X as mentioned previously.