In may 2012, i joined the army, spent about a month there and decided it wasnt the thing for me so I asked to leave. I was given a general discharge with honor, and i was back home in june. Now, im wondering how i can get my w-2 from the army, and if or when itll come in the mail?
i never got a mypay account
As long as they have your correct address they will mail it to you. If not, you can contact DFAS and give them the proper address.
You should receive it before 31 January. If not, contact DFAS.
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In my experience, you should be able to access MyPay even after discharge. W-2s will be posted before 24 Jan.
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The other attorneys mean the Defense Finance Accounting Service (DFAS) at https://mypay.dfas.mil/mypay.aspx
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Your W2 from the army should arrive by Jan 31 - as Mr. Cave indicates. If not, you should contact DFAS. IRS also recommends that in cases where you cannot obtain a W2, you can estimate the information on your W2, which in your case should be pretty easy. Also, it is interesting that you received a general discharge after a month of service. If you would like to have a free consultation about it, or see how you could upgrade it, feel free to contact me or another military law practitioner.
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