Call the IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit right away at 800-908-4490. Create a file with every piece of paperwork you can get your hands on, dating back several years, to help prove you are who you say you are. File a police report and an IRS ID Theft Affidavit Form 14039. Be patient.
- 1 What do I do if my w2 is stolen?
- 2 What to do if your tax information is stolen?
- 3 How does the IRS handle identity theft?
- 4 How can I get another copy of my W-2?
- 5 Will the IRS catch a missing W-2?
- 6 How do I protect my EIN number?
- 7 Can someone steal your W2 and file taxes?
- 8 How can I check if my SSN is being used?
- 9 What happens when someone steals your identity and filed taxes?
- 10 How long does it take IRS to investigate identity theft?
- 11 What happens when you report someone to the IRS?
- 12 Do employers keep copies of W-2?
- 13 Can I look up my W-2 online?
- 14 What if a company refuses to provide a W-2?
What do I do if my w2 is stolen?
You should also file a police report, just to get that on the record, the IRS said. You could also file a report with the Federal Trade Commission. After you’ve filed the police report, the IRS said, you should file IRS Form 14039, which is an Identity Theft Affidavit.
What to do if your tax information is stolen?
If you did not receive an IRS notice but believe you’ve been the victim of identity theft, contact the IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit at 800-908-4490 right away so we can take steps to secure your tax account and match your SSN or ITIN. Also, fill out the IRS Identity Theft Affidavit, Form 14039 PDF.
How does the IRS handle identity theft?
Often, the IRS Taxpayer Protection Program identifies a suspicious tax return bearing your name and SSN and will send you a notice or letter. The TPP proactively identifies and prevents the processing of identity theft tax returns and assists taxpayers whose identities are used to file such returns.
How can I get another copy of my W-2?
If you can’t get your Form W-2 from your employer and you previously attached it to your paper tax return, you can order a copy of the entire return from the IRS for a fee. Complete and mail Form 4506, Request for Copy of Tax Return along with the required fee. Allow 75 calendar days for us to process your request.
Will the IRS catch a missing W-2?
Sometimes the IRS will catch your missing W-2 and send you a letter letting you know about the missing information and they will correct it for you or if you have other issues on your return they may reject it. So, in the meantime, you will need to wait to see if it is processed or not.
How do I protect my EIN number?
Just as you protect your SSN, business owners should protect company documents, keeping them in a secure location and shredding any unneeded paperwork. Protect your company information when working online by using reputable, secure sites when putting your EIN online for bank documents or other applications.
Can someone steal your W2 and file taxes?
It is a common form of fraud to file stolen W2s for a refund. Unfortunately there is not much (that I am aware of) that you can do until your tax return is rejected (or you find you cant file online). And it may not be – they may not know what to do with a W2.
How can I check if my SSN is being used?
at 1-877-IDTHEFT (1-877-438-4338) or go to: www.identitytheft.gov/ To order a copy of your Social Security Administration earnings and benefits statement, or to check whether someone has used your Social Security number to get a job or to avoid paying taxes, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/statement/.
What happens when someone steals your identity and filed taxes?
Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses your stolen personal information, including your Social Security number, to file a tax return claiming a fraudulent refund. If you suspect you are a victim of identity theft, continue to pay your taxes and file your tax return, even if you must file a paper return.
How long does it take IRS to investigate identity theft?
How long does that take? It depends on the complexity of your problem. The IRS says that it resolves tax identity theft cases in 120 to 180 days, depending on your circumstances. But in many instances, victims of complex tax identity theft have experienced resolution times of more than one year.
What happens when you report someone to the IRS?
This includes criminal fines, civil forfeitures, and violations of reporting requirements. In general, the IRS will pay an award of at least 15 percent, but not more than 30 percent of the proceeds collected attributable to the information submitted by the whistleblower.
Do employers keep copies of W-2?
Federal law says that employers must keep copies of employee W-2s for at least four years, though your employer may keep them for a longer time. Your employer or payroll service provider may charge a fee to issue replacement W-2s.
Can I look up my W-2 online?
You cannot get your W-2 online. You get a W-2 from your employer. Or you can pay the Social Security Administration $86 for it if it is for a previous year. Or you can get a wage and income transcript from the IRS that will show wages reported by an employer to the IRS.
What if a company refuses to provide a W-2?
Contact the IRS. If you do not receive your W-2 by the end of February and you have already contacted your employer, you can call the IRS for assistance at (800) 829-1040. You can also visit an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC).