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What to do if your W-2 was stolen?

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My apartment complex mailbox was broken into and my W-2 was stolen, what should I do and who should I contact?

Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Jason Hamilton replied 10 years ago.

First of all, you would want to protect yourself from identity theft. Here is a link that could provide you with some helpful information:

http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/idtheft.htm

Second to get another W-2 you could either contact your employer (in which they can reissue you another W-2 but may charge you a fee) or call 1-***-***-**** and speak with an IRS rep who can provide you the W-2 information. Here is a link for more information on that:

http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=106470,00.html

Hope this is helpful!

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