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The company I worked for in 2007 closed, and I never received a W2 form. I filed an estimated return, overestimating the amount that I should have made, but I cannot secure a copy of the W2 for that year from that company, and I only get several hours of run-arounds from the IRS
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Tax Professional: Merlo, Accountant replied 8 years ago
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Hello JA Customer,

 

If a W-2 form was issued to you, then the IRS would have that information. There is always the possibility that the company never filed its year end reports, and that W-2 forms were never issued. If that happens to be the case, then obviously no one would have copies.

 

However, the only way to find out for certain whether or not a W-2 was issued is to request a tax transcript from the IRS. A tax transcript would not be an actual copy of your W-2 form, but it would be a computerized printout that showed a listing of all W-2 forms, 1099 forms, etc. that were issued under your SS number of the year 2007. To request a tax transcript you can either do this in writing by submitting Form 4506-T to the IRS. You may also call them at(NNN) NNN-NNNNto request the transcript. Tax transcripts are free of charge and generally take around 10 days to receive.

 

I am surprised the IRS agents you spoke to did not offer you this option, but this is where you need to start.

 

 

Thank you JA Customer

 

 

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

I have researched this, and discovered that I have the transcripts from the years in question, but they do NOT include the MO/KS information that I need. I have the federal info, but can't access the state. Is there a contact for this information, since I already have 4506-T

 

Thanks

Tax Professional: Merlo, Accountant replied 8 years ago

Hello again JA Customer,

 

You are correct that the state withholding would not be included on the federal transcript. I did not realize you needed state information as well as federal, and was trying to give you the fastest and cheapest option to get your federal information.

 

If you need an actual copy of your W-2 form which would show all withholding, you can request an actual copy of your tax return from the IRS. This would include the actual copies of all W-2 forms and 1099 forms, etc. that were issued to you for the year. To request this information you need to complete Form 4506 (not 4506-T) and submit that to the IRS along with a fee of $57 for each tax year being requested.

 

The only other possible option would be to contact both the Missouri Department of Revenue and the Kansas Department of Revenue if you had taxes withheld for both states. They are the only other ones who could supply you with the information on your state withholding amounts.

 

There is no special form for obtaining this information from the states. You can either call them or request the information in a letter.

 

 

Thank you JA Customer

 

 

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