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No W-2, No Paystub, Filed Extension, how do I pay the proper amount?

No W-2, No Paystub, Filed Extension, how do I pay the proper amount?

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Employee

No W-2, No Paystub, Filed Extension, how do I pay the proper amount?

Did you earn any income in 2017? 

If you didn't receive a W2, you can always contact your employer and ask them to issue you one. 

Visitor II

No W-2, No Paystub, Filed Extension, how do I pay the proper amount?

I had the same problem!! You get in trouble if you don't file an extension. Despite three emails and two phone calls to my former employer, I still didn't have it until AFTER the filing deadline. How do I know how much taxes to pay?

 

Telling that person they can talk to their employer doesn't address the question.

Employee

No W-2, No Paystub, Filed Extension, how do I pay the proper amount?

We get questions from people in all sorts of situations. So I wasn't trying to be rude by not addressing the question flat out - I just want to make sure I understand the specific situation so I can give the best possible advice. 

 

Here's what the IRS says about not having a W2 (you can see the whole page here  https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/missing-your-w2-here-is-what-to-do):

  1. File Form 4852, Substitute for Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, in place of the W-2. Use the form to estimate your income and withholding taxes as accurately as possible. The IRS may delay processing your return while it verifies your information.

    If you need more time to file you can get a six-month extension of time. File Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File US Individual Income Tax Return.  If you are requesting an extension, you must file this form on or before April 15, 2013.

If you receive the missing W-2 after filing your tax return and the information on the W-2 is different from what you reported using Form 4852, then you must correct your tax return. File Form 1040X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return to amend your tax return.

Forms and instructions are available at IRS.gov or by calling 800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676).

 

Here's some other advice on other situations where people didn't have a W2:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/3098449-how-to-file-tax-without-w2

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/3238133-how-to-file-taxes-with-no-w2

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/3635462-can-i-file-my-taxes-without-a-w2