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  I don't have a W-2 form from my employer
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Q. I never received Form W-2 from my employer (or I lost my W-2 Form) and I don't have a record of wages or State tax withholding.  What should I do?

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A. Take the following steps:

1. Contact your employer or former employer to request the W-2 form.  The employer is required to provide the form showing the prior year's wages and withholding to you by January 31st of the following year; or

2. Go to the Internal Revenue Service to request a copy of the W-2 form.  That form will provide you with the amount of taxable wages and the amount of federal income tax withholding but not the amount of Connecticut income tax withholding.

3. Complete Form CT-4852, Substitute For Forms W-2 and 1099-R, and retain that form with your income tax records. (Do not attach Form CT-4852 to your Connecticut income tax return.) You may use pay stubs from the employer to document the wages and withholding. If you do not have pay stubs to document the amounts, fill in as much of the information as you can concerning you and your employer.  State in Box 10 that you do not have a record of the wages or withholding and have attempted unsuccessfully to obtain the information from the employer. Keep a copy of the W-2 obtained from the Internal Revenue Service with the CT-4852.

Use the information that you enter on the CT-4852 to enter on Part 3 of your Connecticut income tax return.

The Department will make a good faith effort to determine the amount withheld by the employer or employers from your wages.

This answer is intended to provide general information concerning a frequently asked question about a current position, policy, or practice associated with the taxes administered by the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services.  It may include an informal interpretation of Connecticut tax law by the Department of Revenue Services (DRS).  However, it is not intended to serve as a legal ruling.

 
 
 
  
 
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