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kaelab98
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I used the wrong w2 year to submit my tax return what do i do

 
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mesquitebean
Level 15

I used the wrong w2 year to submit my tax return what do i do

@kaelab98 

Are you saying you mistakenly entered 2018 W-2 information into your 2019 return?  Online TurboTax can only prepare a 2019 return at this point in time.

 

Did you already actually efile?   Did you go all the way to the end, verified with your 2018 AGI, signed with today's date and your birthdate, and a final screen that has a big orange button to click "Transmit My Returns Now?"

 

If so,  you won't know how to proceed until you hear if the IRS accepts or rejects the efiled return.    It will be best for you if it's rejected, since that's the easiest scenario to fix.   Then you can just correct it and resubmit the efile.

 

However, if your return is accepted, then the only way to correct it is by preparing a formal amended return Form 1040X.

 

The IRS won't start processing efiled returns until January 27, except for a few returns that are pulled early for testing purposes.   So you may not know until January 27 (or soon after), if your efile was accepted or rejected.

 

In the meantime, do NOT make any changes in your return.  Leave it exactly as it was when you filed it in case you have to prepare an amended return.  When amending a return, you have to start off with it in the same condition as it was when originally filed.

Mark137
Returning Member

I used the wrong w2 year to submit my tax return what do i do

I used 2016 tax W-2 for 2020

Mark137
Returning Member

I used the wrong w2 year to submit my tax return what do i do

Why can’t I just erase my return and start over

VolvoGirl
Level 15

I used the wrong w2 year to submit my tax return what do i do

@Mark137   Did you already file the wrong one?  If not you can try to clear it.  See…..
https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/using-turbotax/help/how-do-i-clear-and-start-over-in-turbotax-onli...

 

If you have filed........

You cannot cancel or change or add anything on the return that you e-filed.  It is too late, just like when you put an envelope in a US mailbox

Now you have to wait until the IRS either rejects or accepts your return. Which won't be until Feb 12 this year. If your return is rejected, you will be able to go into your account and add or change it and resend it. Click on Add a State to let you back into your return..

If the IRS accepts your return, then you have to wait until it has been fully processed and you have received your refund or paid the tax due. THEN you can prepare an amended tax return 1040X and mail it in. You cannot e-file an amended return.  Meanwhile, DO NOT change anything on your return until you start the amended return. If you did change or add the missing info then take it out and put your return back to the way it was when you first filed it.

You can check your efiling status here,
https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/efile-status-lookup/

How to amend an Online return
https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/amending/help/how-do-i-amend-my-turbotax-online-return/00/27577

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