Individual Income Tax
Wage and Tax Statements (W-2's)

  1. I did not receive a Form W-2, wage and tax statement, from my employer. What should I do to file my income tax return?
  2. I forgot to attach W-2 forms to the income tax return I filed. I reported the wages and Wisconsin income tax withheld from those W-2 forms on my tax return. What should I do?
  3. After I filed my income tax return I received another Form W-2. I did not report the wages and Wisconsin withholding tax from this Form W-2 on my tax return. What should I do?
  4. How do I request copies of wage and tax statements?

  1. I did not receive a Form W-2, wage and tax statement, from my employer. What should I do to file my income tax return?

    Your employer is required to issue a Form W-2, wage and tax statement, by January 31st if you earned wages during the previous calendar year. If you haven't received your W-2 form by that date, request your employer to reissue it.

    If you are unable to obtain a W-2 form from your employer, attach copies of all your paycheck stubs from this employer to the Wisconsin income tax return you file.

  2. I forgot to attach W-2 forms to the income tax return I filed. I reported the wages and Wisconsin income tax withheld from those W-2 forms on my tax return. What should I do?

    If you reported on your income tax return the wages and Wisconsin tax withheld from those W-2 forms, please keep the W-2 forms until we ask for them. If we need the W-2 forms to process your tax return, we will send a written request for them.

  3. After I filed my income tax return I received another Form W-2. I did not report the wages and Wisconsin withholding tax from this Form W-2 on my tax return. What should I do?

    If you did not report the wages or Wisconsin withholding tax credit from the W-2 form on the tax return you filed, you'll need to file an amended Wisconsin income tax return.

    2015 amended forms may be filed electronically or by paper. Attach copies of all your W-2 forms to the amended return you file.

    Full-year residents of Wisconsin should amend a 2015 return by filing Form WI-Z, Form 1A, or Form 1 and placing a checkmark where indicated at the top of the form to designate it as an amended return. Form 1X should be filed to amend a 2014 or prior year return.

    Nonresidents and part-year residents should file Form 1NPR for the year being amended and place a checkmark where indicated at the top of the form to designate it as an amended return.

    If you would like the forms mailed to you, call (608) 266-1961.

  4. How do I request copies of wage and tax statements?

    Please see Question #1 of the Requesting Copies of Previously Filed Tax Returns common questions.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
Customer Service Bureau
PO Box 8949, MS 5-77
Madison, WI 53708-8949
Phone: (608) 266-2772
Fax: (608) 267-1030
Email additional questions to DORIncome@wisconsin.gov

March 21, 2016