Each year many Iowans do not get W-2s from their employers by the January 31 date required by the IRS.
If you have moved:
Contact your employer with your new address.
If you simply have not received it:
Contact your employer and try to find out why you have not received the W-2.
If you still do not receive it:
You may also call the IRS at 800-829-1040. They will work with you and explain the steps needed to receive a substitute W-2.
Iowa will accept a copy of the substitute W-2 filed with the IRS. However, the substitute W-2 may not show Iowa withholding. No credit for Iowa withholding can be given in this case unless you have pay stubs that show Iowa withholding.
If you need a W-2 from a previous year, here are some other possible options:
- Social Security Administration (SSA) - will provide copies of Forms W-2 for retirement purposes at no charge and for other than retirement purposes for a fee. Call 1-800-772-1213, or visit the SSA web site at www.ssa.gov for instructions on how to obtain wage information from the SSA.
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - will provide an exact copy of a previously filed and processed tax return with attachments (including the form W-2). You should complete Form 4506, Request for Copy of Tax Return, and mail it to the address listed in the instructions. A fee will be charged for each tax year requested.