How to Get a Copy of Your W‐2 from the IRS
Employers must provide wage and tax statements, or W-2s, to their employees each year. This form isn't sent directly to the IRS, however. Employers first send the form to the Social Security Administration (SSA), which transmits the federal information to the IRS. If you need copies of old W-2s, the easiest way to get them is through the SSA. However, you also can request copies of your tax return from the IRS, which will include any W-2s you filed.