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IRS Procedures - W-2 - Additional, Incorrect, Lost, Non-receipt, Omitted


Rev. date: 1/2010


May an employer provide me my Form W-2 electronically?

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Yes, an employer may furnish your Form W-2 (PDF) electronically provided certain criteria are met.

Rev. date: 1/2010


I received an incorrect W-2 form. I can't get my former employer to issue a corrected W-2? What should I do?

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If your attempts to have an incorrect Form W-2 (PDF) corrected by your employer are unsuccessful and it is after February 15th, contact the IRS toll-free at 800-829-1040.
When you call the IRS or visit an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC), please have the following information available:
If you file your return and attach Form 4852 (PDF) to support the withholding amount claimed instead of a Form W-2 (PDF), your refund can be delayed while the information you gave us is verified.

If you receive a Form W-2 (PDF) after you file your return and it does not agree with the income or withheld tax you reported on your return, file an amended return on Form 1040X (PDF), Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return.