Thursday, February 25, 2021
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 25, 2021
Missing Wage Statements Needed to File Your Taxes?
DOR offers advice to those still waiting on information from employers
INDIANAPOLIS –Hoosier taxpayers waiting to file their tax return because they haven’t received a W-2 or 1099 from their employer can find helpful advice from the Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR).
“While the majority of employers are timely when issuing wage statements to their employees, there are cases where the statements are delayed,” stated DOR Commissioner Bob Grennes. “For those rare cases when you don’t have the statements you need, there are options available.”
By law, all employers are required to mail W-2s or 1099s to their employees by Jan. 31. If an employee has not yet received this information, they need to follow these steps:
1. Contact the employer to request a copy of the W-2 or 1099, and ensure the employer has the correct mailing address.
2. If unsuccessful, call the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) directly at 800-829-1040 and have the following information available:
3. File both your federal and state taxes by April 15th (or file for an extension).