Where can i find form 4852, subsitute for form W-2 in the program
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If you open up the "all forms" section of the forms area on the left side of the program you will find the form. However, you may have trouble filing it before February 15th since the IRS requires you to allow sufficient time for any actual W-2s to reach the taxpayer.
Purpose of form. Form 4852 serves as a substitute for Forms
W-2, W-2c, and 1099-R and is completed by taxpayers or their
representatives when (a) their employer or payer does not give
them a Form W-2 or Form 1099-R, or (b) when an employer or
payer has issued an incorrect Form W-2 or Form 1099-R. Attach
this form to your income tax return.
You should always attempt to get Form W-2 or Form 1099-R
from your employer or payer before contacting the IRS or filing
Form 4852. After February 14, you may call the IRS at
1-800-829-1040 if you still have not received Form W-2 or Form
1099-R. Generally, do not file Form 4852 before April 15.
If you received an incorrect Form W-2 or Form 1099-R, you
should always attempt to have your employer or payer issue a
corrected form before filing Form 4852.
It's listed right below Form 4835 and right above Form 4868. Or you could type Ctrl-F, and the digits 4852.
IRMN makes a good point. If you're looking for a Form 4852 before 2/15, hopefully it's just to familiarize yourself with it for use after 2/15. Also, if you do need to use one after they become permitted, you can access it by going to Part IV of the Form W2 Worksheet. There you'll find the input blank and the Quickzoom button to link a Form 4852 to a specific W2.
Note the IRS says, "Generally, do not file Form 4852 before April 15." But most preparers will start filing them in the middle of Febuary. I have always waited until the 1st of March myself. For one reason or another most of these clients have ended up receiving their W2's by then.
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