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To prepare the tax returns we need to have W2 forms or at least information from W2 forms...Even she is a dependent - she still may file and claim a refund for some taxes that were withheld.
If her employer would not provide copies of W2 forms - she may request that information from the IRS by requesting transcripts.
The IRS announced that criminals used taxpayer-specific data acquired from non-IRS sources to gain unauthorized access to information on approximately 100,000 tax accounts through IRS Get Transcript application.
As a result - the IRS Get Transcript application was shut down in May 2015, and the IRS continues to work on strengthening the system. In the meantime, taxpayers have several other options to obtain transcripts.
You still may order the transcript online
and it will arrive to you in mail.Another way - to use form 4506T
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I would start to worry if the information is DIFFERENT from what you received from the IRS...
But as long as information is confirmed - you are assured that is correct.
Please be sure to communicate if you have any additional questions or need clarification.