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Although I cannot help you locate the actual W-2 I can help you retrieve the information
Unfortuantely what you would need to do is file an extension for your son's tax return
Then, in mid-May order a wage and income transcript from the IRS
Can this all be done online and is there a fee to order transcript?
It is free to order a transcript and it can NOT be done online unfortunately
You would call 1-800-829-1040 or fill out form 4506-T and select option 8
By phone? Or must it be a request in writing? The Extension form can be obtained online, right?
You can file an extension with an e-file service provider
You can request the transcript by phone OR you can send your request in writing
Thank you for your help. One more question, can we just file the extension form for him or does he have to do it?
Let me look at the form. I didn't have to sign mine, but I will confirm
You don't have to sign it. You can do it for him.
I'm sorry there's not a quicker way to get the W-2 information
Is there anything else I can help you with tonight?
Thank you so much. This helps alot. It is so late to be doing this -- just is not on his priority list right now. SIGH
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