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I haven't received form 1042-S for 2019 from a company that withheld tax on my behalf. They say they mailed it but I haven't got it and I haven't had much luck following up with them to send it again.

I have an SSN (used to be a US resident). Is there a government website where I can check how much was withheld in my name?

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  • Did you receive a series of checks or only one from the company? Did those payments come with any sort of stub? Commented Aug 27, 2020 at 13:39
  • They are a sort of commission paid half-yearly. Incredibly, their commission statements website has been under "renovation" for some time.
    – ottodidakt
    Commented Aug 27, 2020 at 16:51

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Maybe. A wage and income transcript is claimed to cover 'information returns ... such as W-2, 1099, 1098 and 5498 ...' (emphasis added). Those are the information returns usually of interest to a 'domestic' (citizen or resident) taxpayer, but 1042-S definitely is considered an information return (see e.g. pub 1179) so logically it should be included, although I can't say for certain.

According to NTA a while back, only about 1/3 of people who try pass the security checks for IRS online applications -- and presumably most or nearly all of them are residents -- so I'd say your chances of online (thus immediate) access are not great, but it doesn't hurt to try. It appears the online-to-mail option doesn't support this type, so you may have to download form 4506T and mail or fax it in, after which processing and sending paper will probably take a few weeks. Good luck.

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  • Great answer. Thank you. You were right though about it catering to domestics only. When I tried to create an account it says I need to have a valid US credit or debit card and an active US mobile phone number in my name to receive a verification code!
    – ottodidakt
    Commented Aug 28, 2020 at 18:06

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