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Rev. date: 08/2006


Prior Year(s) Form W-2 (How to Get a Copy)

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The IRS does not retain actual copies of Form W-2 except as an attachment to your tax return, for prior years. However, the IRS maintains (and will provide free of charge) Form W-2 information for any purpose for the past ten processing years. Use Form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax Return, to request Form W-2 information. The only way to get a copy of your Form W-2 from IRS is to order a copy of the entire return on Form 4506, Request for Copy of Tax Return, and pay a fee of $57.00 per tax year.
The Social Security Administration will provide the Number Holder (NH) or legal representative(s) at no charge with a microprint copy of the Form W-2 requested for purposes of resolving an SSA program related matter; e.g., resolving an earnings discrepancy in connection with the processing of a Title II and/or Title XVI claim or an SSA or NH initiated earnings investigation.
Call 800–829–3676, or visit the IRS web site at www.irs.gov to obtain Form 4506, Request for Copy of Tax Return, or Form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax Return.
Call 800–772–1213, or visit the SSA web site at www.socialsecurity.gov for instructions on how to obtain wage information from the SSA.
previous pagePrevious Page: Ensuring Proper Credit of Payments
next pageNext Page:  Form 1099-A (Acquisition or Abandonment of Secured Property) and Form 1099-C (Cancellation of Debt)
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