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(NY) Can You Request W2's ?

Im new to the taxes thing, and i need the money. Can i request w2's so that i can go to h&r block and get it over with?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    you can ask but that doesn't mean you'll get it..just hang on a few more weeks, most places give out w2's by mid-january

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  • 1 decade ago

    As the year isn't even over yet, your chances are slim. Most employers haven't finalized the numbers to even be able to produce a W-2 for you.

    All employers have until January 31 to mail them, and most take that time to ensure the accuracy of what's being reported.

    If you work for a small business, you have a decent chance of getting one by mid-January, but if your employer is mid-sized (500-999 employees) or large (1000+), you probably won't see it until February.

    Make friends with your Accounting department ;)

    Source(s): 20 years doing payroll, lol
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  • Linda
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    4 years ago

    The employer is not going to pick you to not send a W-2. Most of the time this process is automated. If you do not receive your W-2 by February 15, contact your employer. If you still do not receive your W-2, you may file your tax return with a substitute W-2. Keep your final pay stub(s) just in case you need them.

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  • 1 decade ago

    W2s are prepared in January and must be mailed out by January 31st. You'll have to wait until they arrive.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Even if they want to cooperate, I doubt they have the time to prepare your W-2 any sooner than they would have if you didn't ask. If you take your last pay statement to H & R Block they will estimate your refund and offer you a loan. I usually don't recomend the practice, but its probably better then trying to get your W-2 early.

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