What The IRS Sends Employers Who Forget To Send W-2s

Here’s the letter your employer gets if you tell the IRS that the bastards forgot to send you your W-2, just for kicks.

We were disappointed that the fine was only $50, but apparently that was enough to spur our old employer into action.

Full scan, inside…



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  1. timmus says:

    I like how the IRS rats out the helpless employee. There ought to be an option where the IRS knows whose W-2 is missing but threatens the company to file ALL of its W-2s lest it get into trouble.

  2. acambras says:

    Ben, I don’t know why you bothered to redact all the employer information. You already told us the company in question was Ass Clown Circus, Incorporated.

  3. markymags says:

    @timmus: It is possible that the employer tried to send out a W-2 only to have it returned because the former employee changed addresses. It would be fruitless to receive a letter and not know who the former employee was or where to send the W2.

  4. FREAKHEAD says:

    I know that these work great because I simply threatened to contact the IRS for one of my former employers and he had it to me in a few days. He is just lazy and procrastinates. I am, however, suprised how low the fine was but then I realized for larger companies, it could really add up quick. Thanks for showing us, was curious how they were worded.

  5. mac-phisto says:

    those teeth aren’t very sharp. i mean, just getting a letter with IRS on the outside is enough to send shivers up & down anyone’s spine, but you’d think they’d at least enclose a picture of some g-men waving & put a little “…or else” at the bottom.