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Old 02-17-2011, 05:01 PM   #1
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Default going through hell trying to get my W2 from previous employer

I need to get my W2 electronically (still haven't received paper version) so I can file my taxes and it requires my login. I left the firm about a year ago and forgot my password. I called two days ago in the morning and tried to reset the password but apparently, they need to escalate it to tier 2 help desk and they opened a ticket on my behalf. I was told that I would receive a phone call from someone but didn't receive anything. I called late in the afternoon to get the status and still the same story - just keep waiting and someone will call you. I called yesterday morning and they said I will hear from someone. I waited until late afternoon and didn't hear anything. I called and asked them to escalate it or DO SOMETHING. I called this morning to let them know I still haven't heard anything and they said I WILL hear from someone today. It is now 6 PM and guess what? still nothing. I just need a password reset, why is it so hard?
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Old 02-17-2011, 05:08 PM   #2
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Filing deadlines:
January 31st: Deadline for distributing W-2's to employees.

February 28th: Deadline for paper filing of wages.

March 31st: Deadline for electronic filing of wages.

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Unfortunately I believe the penalty for missing this deadline is a mere $50.
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Old 02-17-2011, 05:13 PM   #3
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That sounds like what I went through when I did some seasonal work during high school. I cashiered at a grocery store over Christmas break. Didn't get paid until February or March I think (it was a while ago). Every time I called asking where my money was they were like "we're working on it." Eventually the nagging paid off but wtf.
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Old 02-17-2011, 05:15 PM   #4
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you call that hell? i can name at least a few catastrophic disasters throughout history that could be called worse.
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Old 02-17-2011, 05:21 PM   #5
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Do you use Turbo Tax either on line or cd version ? ?
If you do, it can Import your W-2 for you ... no password needed. All it needs is your Employer Name and Employersl ID #, which can be found on your last year W-2 or possibly on your pay stubs, as well as your SSN which you would have to enter to do your tax return anyway.

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Old 02-19-2011, 04:18 PM   #6
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Filing deadlines:
January 31st: Deadline for distributing W-2's to employees.

February 28th: Deadline for paper filing of wages.

March 31st: Deadline for electronic filing of wages.

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Unfortunately I believe the penalty for missing this deadline is a mere $50.
Yeah, but normally it's not just ONE w2 that doesn't go out, it's hundreds if you're a decent size firm..... $50 can add up quickly
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the horror!
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Old 02-19-2011, 04:35 PM   #8
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Do you use Turbo Tax either on line or cd version ? ?
If you do, it can Import your W-2 for you ... no password needed. All it needs is your Employer Name and Employersl ID #, which can be found on your last year W-2 or possibly on your pay stubs, as well as your SSN which you would have to enter to do your tax return anyway.
That doesn't work with every employer. I wasn't able to import mine.
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:31 PM   #9
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Update: I still haven't gotten it. It has been almost a week now. I am so pissed that it takes so long to change a damn password. I tried the w2express thing but I can't import since my employer is not part of it.
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:32 PM   #10
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another pro for the fair tax.
no need to chase ppl for tax/income related forms.
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:01 PM   #11
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My old company told me I wouldn't be able to have online access 30 after I left. Why don't you just ask them to send you another paper version?
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:22 PM   #12
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can you use your last pay stub?
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