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Thank you for allowing me to be of service to you. What you have ascertained from the IRS is correct--you have three years to amend your tax return for a given year. What your payroll company is doing is not correct. There are time constraints placed upon companies to issue W-2s as well as to correct same if they are incorrect. Do you have a representative within the fire department that could assist you with getting the payroll department to take the appropriate action? Perhaps engaging the services of an attorney to send a letter to your payroll department might get them to move quickly on resolving this issue. Please contact me if you require further assistance or clarification.
What are the time constraints that they are required to adhere to in regards XXXXX XXXXX limits on the issuing of corrected W2cs and where can I find the written foundations or references to prompt them to comply? I have spoken to both the overpayment unit as well as the tax unit of the City and County of San Francisco payroll division which my payroll department submits our payroll info to, and was advised that they knew of no city policy , to the best of their knowledge, which allows the actions which my dept. head payroll clerk described to me.
Unfortunately, the IRS has regulations in place for issuing W-2s and other income documents which are not adhered to by employers. I would report your circumstances to the IRS immediately.
I will send you the specific reference of the IRS regulation in a few minutes so you can show it to the payroll department.
According to the IRS website, if an employer refuses to provide you with a correct W-2, you should call the IRS at(NNN) NNN-NNNNand they will initiate the complaint on your behalf. The employer will have 10 days to send you a corrected W-2.
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It's been a few months since we last corresponded and I've spoken to 2 IRS phone reps that both had different things to say to me about sending that complaint. Could you please send me the IRS section or sections that I would be able to refer to the next IRS agent that I speak to.