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brennan1925
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How do I file another w-2 if I accidentally already started one

 
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BillM223
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How do I file another w-2 if I accidentally already started one

If you have more than one W-2 that you wish to add to your return, then do the following:

  • Do a Search (upper right) for W-2
  • Jump to the jump-to result
  • Add another W-2 and walk through the W-2 interview

 

If you have already e-filed your first tax return (I can't tell from your question if you have or not), then please read the following:

 

If you have already e-filed through TurboTax, then you will probably have to amend your return.

 

The form (1040X) is not ready yet, but since your return will need to be processed before amending and since the IRS did not start accepting e-files for processing until January 27th, you shouldn't amend your return for at least a few weeks.

 

Please watch this link (TurboTax FAQ on Amending Returns), and when the instructions for amending 2019 returns appear, you can start the amendment process then.

 

NOTE: this is a good reason to not e-file your return before the IRS opens up e-filing, because the time lag gives you a chance to make any corrections to your return before you actually file. Once you e-file the return, it is too late to change without amending the return instead.

 

NOTE NOTE: if by chance your e-file is rejected by the IRS, then you will have a chance to add your W-2 and then try to e-file again. Watch the status of your return.

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