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Gwh33 (talk|edits) said:

2 February 2009
My client worked for a company that has since gone bankrupt. She has tried to contact her previous employer to inquire about her W-2 but the company has disappeared. As you would expect, my client does not have any paystubs. So...my thinking is that she should call the IRS and the State of California to find out what was reported and then I can create a substitue W-2. I'm not sure if anyone here has had a similar experience? Thanks...

Kevinh5 (talk|edits) said:

2 February 2009
most of us have had similar experiences

Death&Taxes (talk|edits) said:

2 February 2009
Besides being too early to have this information, payroll reporting forms for the IRS do not divulge names and amounts, only totals.

CATAXES (talk|edits) said:

2 February 2009
Check out CA FTB website. If you have CA AGI from last year's returns you can access what they have for gross wages and withholding for 2008.

Mscash (talk|edits) said:

3 February 2009
If the employer has gone bankrupt she should contact the bankruptcy trustee who will have access to company records.

Blrgcpa (talk|edits) said:

3 February 2009
A call to the IRS may get her the info. They have a way to get the employer to issue them.

Kevinh5 (talk|edits) said:

3 February 2009
how, BlrgCPA? Tell us how.

CrowCPA (talk|edits) said:

3 February 2009
I like the idea Mscash puts forth. If they have actually filed for bankruptcy the court can tell you who the trustee is.

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