how to get old w2 form
I found out recently (via a debt collection agency-mind you)that I forgot to file the local state tax in 1994 (yes that's 14 years ago!) The original amount was about 100 but now has become 400. I called the state (which I no longer lived in) and they said I would have to find the w2 for 1994 and file it now to show that I didn't owe that amount of tax. I was in college that year so I probably didn't make that much of money back then. I don't keep W2 that far back so do you know where should I go to retrieve an old W2 form? The state supposedly would withhold any back tax before they issue a return but I do not know why they did not do that with my subsequent filing years.
I never even know about the debt because the bill was sent out to my older sister's rental property. I don't know why that address was used because I never ever lived there. The people at the state tax department has no idea because their computer system did not go that far back. Their oldest record is 2005.
Do you think the federal /IRS would have W2 that far back?
Maybe I should just pay the 400. :-)
It just really bugs me - I mean, who'd think to keep w2 that far back?!