I think what a lot of employees are trying to do right now is get a jump on their tax returns. What having the FEIN has to do with this I don't know.
I was referring to employees calling from certain tax offices that allow them to file with just their last paystub. Doesn't seem really smart to me to allow that - who knows if their last paystub will exactly match their W-2? We book adjustments all the time after the last payroll to correct W-2's.
Maybe that's another way for these tax places to get more money from people - if the paystub doesn't match the W-2 then they can charge them for an amended 1040.....
Syracuse CPP wrote:
We never give the EIN over the phone or fax. We get tons of calls, from employees, tax preparers, attorneys, etc. We tell them it is our company policy to not give it out. They go away without too much fuss most of the time. We have a very high turnover so employees don't usually have a previous W-2 to look at.
The W-2s will be mailed no later than January 31st, all 47,000 of them!!!
wow this is old as dirt, but still comes up on google on top, sooo people still see it. Businesses can be sooo rude, i would quit if you didnt give me my the fein, it is also used to sign up for state medical coverage, and why should your employee tell you they are doing that, it really is none of your business what they do in their personal life, especially with their medical issues. And yah they can find it on the net, so i sure wouldnt waste time looking for laws i would use my time circumventing your rudeness, after that see if i could take up any legal issues about you denying me something i needed.
Why are you assuming rudeness?
Most HR/payroll NEVER give out any information that they were not specifically told they could. They are generally told they can be fired for doing so. I do not personally think the FEIN is a big deal because you can generally get it at the IRS website, but if my boss says "no", the issue would not be big enough for me to get fired over. Bosses are paid to make decisions, and to take responsibility for the results of those decisions. Doing nothing is generally safer then doing something. I do not always agree with my bosses decisions, but it is not my job to agree with. Just do what I am told, as long as no laws are being broken.