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Junior Member
What is the name of your state? Washington
Is there a regulation as to when a company should send out W-2's? Also, if you have moved and the W-2 was sent back to the employer, how much time do they have after you notified them of the correct address to send it out to you again? Last, is there any recourse for a person if the company refuses to resend it out?


Senior Member
W-2s had to have been postmarked by Jan. 31st. If you didn't notify this employer that you moved, you can, of course, expect a delay. I've seen
W-2s returned as late as March. The employer has met his legal obligation as to timely providing the W-2 if postmarked by 1/31 to the latest address on file that they had for you.

Many companies wait for at least 2-4 weeks for the form to make it through the return process before responding to requests for duplicates, as well as processing requests only periodically, such as once per week. This is perfectly legal. The payroll department does, after all, have other things to do and should not be expected to stop the world and answer your request immediately.

Have you contacted the employer? What did they say?

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