what to do if employer will not correct my w2..?
i put exempt on my w4 and now on my w2 box one is empty .. the irs is holding my refund and told me i had to get them to send in a corrected w2 to them.. she telling me im wrong and that my w2 is right and she is not fixing it... what should i do from here?
- RICKLv 711 months ago
You tried to commit tax fraud by claiming exempt
Box 1 being blank means you had no income so I assume its box 2 which is the amount of income tax withheld, if it is box 2 then that is correct based on information you provided
- A.J.Lv 712 months ago
First of all, the W-4 does not even get sent to the IRS. That is between you and your employer.
Exempt on a W-4 means no income taxes are withheld, but refunds are still possible.
A W-2 box 1 is the income. It is NEVER blank. That means you had no income.
All jumbled information in this.
Per comment - I did confirm that an employer can contract out benefits as "Third Party Sick Pay" and that is not taxable. I was only aware of sick pay paid by employers directly.
If in the year no work was done and ONLY third party benefits, that W-2 can get box-1 blank and no taxes should be withheld.
- SlickterpLv 712 months ago
Box 1 being empty has nothing to do with you being exempt. That is just an error on their part. BOX TWO is what should be nothing, as you had no income tax withheld.
Are you sure you mean Box 1 (Wages, tips, other compensation) and not Box 2 (federal income tax withheld).
- NALv 712 months ago
How, pray tell, did you file?
The only legal way would have been by mail, attaching a form 4852 along with your pay stubs proving you had income (also bank records showing you deposited the paychecks). Then a unit at the IRS campus reviews everything.
If you efiled by making up the w-2--no matter how well you guessed--you created a mess. The computer can't find the matching w-2. Understandably, the IRS is saying the w-2 needs to be fixed.
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- Max HooplaLv 712 months ago
It sounds like your W-2 is correct. How does your year end pay statement compare to it?
- NeverLv 712 months ago
Does the IRS want it to say zero and your employer left it empty ? Should be an easy to correct.
How can you be owed a refund if no taxes were withheld?
- AmyLv 712 months ago
Accept that you ARE wrong and your w2 IS right.
You put exempt on your w4. That means you didn't pay any tax. There is nothing to refund.
- JudyLv 712 months ago
Box 1 is empty, or box 2? If you put exempt on your W-4, they do not take out any federal income tax, so box TWO should be empty. Box ONE should have the money you made. If it's box ONE that's empty, show your W-2 to whoever does your payroll. They are probably thinking you're talking about box 2.
- SusieLv 712 months ago
Contact your state Department of Labor.