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When do companies send out W2s?

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According to the IRS, companies, employers and payers have until Jan. 31 of the tax season to issues W-2 forms. Workers who have not received a W-2, or who have one with incorrect information on it, should contact the employer or payer.

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If documentation has not been received by Feb. 14, the IRS can be contacted for assistance. The IRS will contact the employer or payer. The worker needs to provide contact information and a social security number along with dates of employment, estimate of wages and amount of withheld federal income tax. It is also necessary to provide the employer's name, address and phone number. If the employer identification number is available, it should be given as well. The IRS toll-free telephone number is easily obtained either online or through a directory assistance service.

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