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Department of Taxation and Finance

What if you didn’t receive or lost your Form W-2?

If you are requesting information to file an income tax return for the current tax year, request a copy of Form W-2 from your employer; we cannot provide you with information for the current tax year until May 18. Incomplete or inaccurate information on your return may cause a delay in processing. New York State and the IRS recommend you contact your employer to request your W-2.

Reminder: Employers have until January 31 to mail W-2s to their employees; you should wait until mid-February to receive your W-2 before requesting a copy from your employer.

Request a copy of your federal return or Form W-2

Request a transcript of New York State wages and withholding

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