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Are you still missing a W-2?

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WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) -

If you have yet to receive your W-2 from your employer the Internal Revenue Service wants to hear from you. 

The deadline for W-2's to be mailed was January 31st. That means people should have gotten them in the mail by mid-February. 

But Genevieve Anderson, VITA Program Director for United Way in Wichita Falls, said every year that deadline passes and people have yet to receive their W-2.

Anderson said this could stem from a number of reasons. The employer could be having payroll issues, they could have missed the deadline, or the business may have closed. 

But recently she found out that if you find yourself in that position you can call the IRS. 

"You can call the IRS and they'll send a letter to your employer kind of giving them that gentle nudge saying, hey they need their W-2," Anderson said.

Calling the IRS is something that can be done after you've spoken to your employer about the holdup.

It is a move that Anderson, who has been in the business for 14 years, is pleased to see. 

"It shows me that there is a lot of people that aren't filing and their reason that they're not filing is because they don't have their W-2. The IRS is trying to play catch up and clean up and say, what can we do to help these people? If they're trying to help you, then, by all means, you take that help and take that assistance because it really can benefit you in the long run," Anderson said. 

Before you pick up the phone there is a list of things you need to have handy. 

* Your name, address, and social security number.

* Dates your worked for the employer.

* Estimate of your wages and federal income tax withheld in 2016.
    * You can get these amounts from your final pay stub.

For more information and the contact number for the IRS click here

Samantha Forester, Newschannel 6

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