How do I file back/prior-year taxes with a IRS Wage & Income Statement?
April 16, 2014 6:18 AM Subscribe
After filing my US taxes for 2013 on time, I've decided to bite the bullet and file my delinquent 2008 tax return. I am disorganized and no longer have any of my paperwork. I got a Wage and Income Transcript
from the IRS site
, which has all the info I need. Do I just file this transcript with my return in lieu of W-2s and 1099s?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (4 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I see that there is such an animal as a Form 4852
, but I can get a replacement W-2 easily. I was originally given 1099s, but don't have them anymore and I cannot easily get copies. Is there an equivalent substitute form for 1099s (of the -MISC, -DIV, and -INT varieties) a la the 4852 for W-2s & 1099-Rs?
Will the Wage and Income Transcript work for all this? I assume this is the total of what's been reported to the IRS, and would be what they'd use if they just estimated and filed for me. And do I just throw a printout of that in my envelope with my W-2s and my 1040A?
Also: how do I find out about any penalties for late filing? Is there a place where I compute that and fold it into the return, or does the IRS just send me a bill after they accept and review the return? (I know that I'm past the deadline to file and receive a refund; that's okay with me if I can just make things right and get this off my shoulders.)
Thanks -- I know I can just call the IRS with all this, but I figure they're kinda busy right now.