Sometimes we all need to access old documents, whether it be medical stuff or tax information or receipts. I’m a horrible thrower-outer, so chances are I don’t have whatever I need in my filing cabinet. Fortunately, many old documents can be accessed via MyPay. That’s where I sent the author of today’s question:
I need a copy of my 1099R for the year 2009. I have tried both telephone & my computer to get this information. I have my doctor’s letter certifying my illness during the deadline of my tax extension, however the IRS is pressing me &; probably charging me, even though I paid them the estimated . The only document I need now to complete my return is this from DFAS.
Thank you very much.
W-2s are one of those items that can suddenly be needed in the future. MyPay to the rescue!
Dear Col. H,
I’m afraid I can’t access those documents for you. I suggest that you continue to try to work with DFAS in order to get a copy of your 1099R. Do you have a MyPay account via the DFAS website? On my husband’s MyPay account, when you select the W-2 link, there is a drop down box in the upper right hand corner that allows you to select previous year’s W-2s. If you are not able to access MyPay, and do not want to set up an account, you should be able to request those documents by telephone.
I hope this helps, and good luck to you.
Keep sending those letters, folks, and I’ll keep trying to answer them!