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If I didn’t receive 2 of my w-2s what should I do?

 W-2's come from employers.   If your employer is partnered with TurboTax to allow the W-2 data to be imported into the software you can do that---but you need the actual W-2 so that you can enter the EIN and the amount from box 1 to import the other data from the W-2---which just saves you the little bit of keying in of the other information.

 

 

 

Every 2022 W-2 that you received must be reported on your 2022 tax return, even if they are for small amounts.  Remember that each one of those W-2’s has your Social Security number on it, and that income was reported to the IRS by the employer.  You do not want to get in trouble with the IRS for under-reporting your income.

 

ALL of your W-2’s must be entered on the SAME tax return.  

 

Go to Federal>Wages & Income to enter a W-2.

After you enter the first one, you click Add Another W-2.

 

 

W-2's come from your employer, and they have until January 31 to issue it.  Some employers allow you to import the W-2 through the software, but for security reasons you still need information from the actual W-2 to import it.  You might need to phone, drop in, email and/or snail mail an old employer to make sure they know where to send your W-2.

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2561916-how-can-i-get-a-copy-of-my-w-2

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1934390-how-do-i-import-my-W-2

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2588751-why-can-t-i-import-my-w-2

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2938482-how-do-i-take-a-picture-of-my-w-2-in-turbotax-online

 

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/income/help/what-if-it-s-february-but-i-still-don-t-have-my-w-2/00...

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If I didn’t receive 2 of my w-2s what should I do?

If you’re unable to get your Form W-2 from your employer, contact the Internal Revenue Service at 800-TAX-1040. The IRS will contact your employer or payer and request the missing form. Let them know: 

 

  • your name, address, Social Security number and phone number; 
  • your employer’s name, address and phone number; 
  • the dates you worked for the employer; and 
  • an estimate of your wages and federal income tax withheld. You can use your final pay stub to figure these amounts. 

 

If, after contacting the IRS, you still do not have your Form W-2, you have two choices: 

 

  1. File your return by the April due date and use Form 4852, Substitute for Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. Try to estimate your wages and withholding as best you can. 
  2. Ask for more time to file by using Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S Individual Income Tax Return. You can even e-file the request. 
  3. If it turns out the information on the Form W-2 is different than you reported, you will need to file an amended tax return using Form 1040X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, to make the change.

Related Resources:

Can I get a transcript or copy of Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, from the IRS?

Form W-2 Missing? IRS Can Help

How do I file a substitute W-2 using Form 4852? 

What To Do If You Haven't Received a W-2

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