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I have not yet received a W-2 from one of my employers. When are they supposed to be here? I have January 15, January 31, and February 15 floating around in my head. And is the deadline for sending them or for me receiving them? I want know when to start complaining.

Alan
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If I recall correctly, an employer is suppose to "furnish" the W-2 no later than January 31, but that could mean dropping them in the mail on January 31.

If you don't receive your W-2 by January 31, you might try calling that employer and verify that they sent the W-2 to the correct address.

The IRS has a FAQ on their web site: "1.15 IRS Procedures: W-2 - Additional, Incorrect, Lost, Non-receipt, Omitted
What is the deadline for my employer to get my W-2 forms to me?"
http://www.irs.gov/faqs/page/0,,id=15895,00.html
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The deadline for sending out W-2 forms is January 31. My employer includes them with the end of month pay stub. Others send by mail.
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So 2 of my dates were correct. After January 31, you get to complain to your employer and after February 15, you get to complain to the IRS.
Thanks for the info.

Alan
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If you have trouble obtaining your W-2 from your employer you can file a "Substitute W-2" using information from your last pay stub for example, but IRS will not accept the "Substitute W-2" until after February 15. They want you to make every effort to obtain a real W-2 from the employer.
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