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k-14mast
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I had to redo my taxes. I accidentally used 2017 w2. Yesterday I fixed it and put my 2018 w2 on it and took 2017 off. It still shows my return as my 2017 refund. Why?

 
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

I had to redo my taxes. I accidentally used 2017 w2. Yesterday I fixed it and put my 2018 w2 on it and took 2017 off. It still shows my return as my 2017 refund. Why?

Did you do all of that AFTER you e-filed with the wrong W-2?
**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
k-14mast
New Member

I had to redo my taxes. I accidentally used 2017 w2. Yesterday I fixed it and put my 2018 w2 on it and took 2017 off. It still shows my return as my 2017 refund. Why?

Yes
Lisa995
Level 12

I had to redo my taxes. I accidentally used 2017 w2. Yesterday I fixed it and put my 2018 w2 on it and took 2017 off. It still shows my return as my 2017 refund. Why?

You cant do that.  You need to change everything back to how it was originally.  The IRS has the first return you filed, you'll need to file an amended return once this first return is processed.   You need to have the return look exactly like it did when you filed, or you will struggle to get an amended return to work right.
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k-14mast
New Member

I had to redo my taxes. I accidentally used 2017 w2. Yesterday I fixed it and put my 2018 w2 on it and took 2017 off. It still shows my return as my 2017 refund. Why?

It told me I had to fix things and it said it didn't match what they had. Obviously I put the wrong w2 in. So I fixed it like it said.
xmasbaby0
Level 15

I had to redo my taxes. I accidentally used 2017 w2. Yesterday I fixed it and put my 2018 w2 on it and took 2017 off. It still shows my return as my 2017 refund. Why?

Change your tax return back to exactly the way it was.   And then do not go near it with a "mouse" until it has either been rejected or fully processed.

 You cannot change or add anything on the return that you just e-filed, nor can you stop it.  It is too late, just like when you put an envelope in a US mailbox

If you left out a W-2, or a dependent, or a 1099 etc…DO NOT change your return while it is pending.  The changes will go nowhere.

Now you have to wait until the IRS either rejects or accepts your return.  If your return is rejected, you will be able to go into your account and make the necessary changes to your tax return and re-submit your return. 

 If the IRS accepts your return, however, then you have to wait longer until it has been fully processed and you have received your refund.  THEN you can prepare an amended tax return and mail it in. You have to be able to work from that return exactly the way it was when it was e-filed originally.  You will need to use a form called a 1040X. You cannot e-file an amended return.  They have to be mailed, and it takes at least 2-4 months for the IRS to process an amended return.  Meanwhile, DO NOT go in and start changing anything on your return in the system, or you will make a mess for yourself.  Sit tight and wait until you see what the IRS does with the return you just e-filed

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
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