I think your first stop should be the Labor Board. Next use attorney Larsom's link to the IRS.
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I agree with Attorney Lively. You should first make a claim with the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement before reporting to the IRS.
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You should also consider securing the services of an attormey specializing in employment law. There could be a number of violations by your former employer that could give rise to treble damages and punitive damages. Many of the statutes in the Labor Code also provide for attorney's fees which means there are many attorneys who will take your case on a contingency basis if you have valid claims.
If your previous employer was large company with a wide spread practice of what you alleged, this could give rise to a class action lawsuit.
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This makes no sense.
You would know at the end of each of the six years if your w-2 was correct or not. If you suspected that they were incorrect you should have reported it (1) on your return; or (2) to your employer at the time.
SS also sends you a report of your wages paid every single year going back to the stone age so the numbers were either correct or not.
If this is the first year, well, check to make sure there was not some payroll error first before looking for a bounty.
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First make sure you have properly reported your income. Then, you can report them to the IRS and the FTB. If they have committed tax fraud, the IRS has a procedure that you can get up to 30% of the amount that the IRS recovers.
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