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If your employer has failed to provide a W2, you need to call the IRS at the following phone number:(###) ###-#### ***** you call, be sure to have available your employer's name, employer ID number if you have it.

The IRS will send a letter to your employer demanding that they provide you a Form W-2 to you within ten days. The letter will further advise your employer of their responsibilities to provide a correct Form W-2 and of the penalties for failure to do so.

The IRS will also send you a letter that provides instructions for filling out a Form 4852, which is the IRS tax form you will need to fill out if your employer ignores the IRS's request for them to provide your W-2. Essentially, a Form 4852 is a substitute W-2 which you fill out yourself when you are unable to obtain a W-2. Here is a link to the Form 4852, but note that you will not want to fill this form out and submit it until your employer has denied the IRS's request for them to correct your W-2.

I hope that you find this information helpful. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding the above and I will be more than happy to assist you further.

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