Check stubs? TurboTax cannot get your paycheck stubs. You have to seek your payroll records from your employer yourself. TurboTax can import your W-2 IF you have certain information and if your employer is partnered with TT to allow that.
And...do not try to prepare a tax return using a check stub. You need your W-2. The amounts on a check stub rarely match the amounts on the W-2 issued by the employer to you and to the IRS.
Every 2021 W-2 that you received must be reported on your 2021 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.
And….SAVE YOUR OWN W-2! TURBOTAX DOES NOT SAVE IT FOR YOU. TurboTax will not have a copy of it in your account and will not have an image even if you snapped a photo. It is up to you to save it for your own records as stated on the back of the W-2.
Other ways to get W-2’s:
Pay Social Security $90 per W-2:
You can get a wage and income transcript from the IRS: It will not show the actual W-2, 1099’s, etc, but will show the income information the IRS received. It will not, however, show your state information. It will only show the federal information.
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