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SSA can give you copies/printouts of Forms W-2 for any year from 1978 to the present. You can get free copies if you need them for a Social Security-related reason. But there is a fee of $86 for each year if you need them for an unrelated reason.
The Internal Revenue Service will give you W-2s free if you ask for them for a tax-related purpose but unfortunately, the IRS can rarely go back that far. The IRS maintains microfilm of processed W-2s or W-2 data only for the current tax year of processing and the previous 9 years. They cannot provide W-2 copies for any earlier years.
Ssend your request to:
Social Security AdministrationOffice of Central OperationsDivision of Earnings and Business ServicesP.O. Box 33003Baltimore, MD###-##-####/p>
Be sure to include:
SSA would still have a copy of his W2. All copies are sent to SSA.