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taralopa
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Should I resend thru the mail my 1040 with my W-2 attached to the IRS? I forgot to attach my W-2.. It's only my 1040 form I sent to the IRS???

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VolvoGirl
Level 15

Should I resend thru the mail my 1040 with my W-2 attached to the IRS? I forgot to attach my W-2.. It's only my 1040 form I sent to the IRS???

No.  Just wait for the IRS to ask you for them (if they ever ask).  

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VolvoGirl
Level 15

Should I resend thru the mail my 1040 with my W-2 attached to the IRS? I forgot to attach my W-2.. It's only my 1040 form I sent to the IRS???

No.  Just wait for the IRS to ask you for them (if they ever ask).  

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taralopa
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Should I resend thru the mail my 1040 with my W-2 attached to the IRS? I forgot to attach my W-2.. It's only my 1040 form I sent to the IRS???

Thank you so much! I appreciate your quick reply back. I am like in panic mode right now cause I never forget to attach my W-2. I just hope my refund don't take longer because of this... ughhh
taralopa
New Member

Should I resend thru the mail my 1040 with my W-2 attached to the IRS? I forgot to attach my W-2.. It's only my 1040 form I sent to the IRS???

I hope and pray I don't receive mail from the IRS.. (Lol..) keeping my fingers crossed!
LittleCat69
Level 2

Should I resend thru the mail my 1040 with my W-2 attached to the IRS? I forgot to attach my W-2.. It's only my 1040 form I sent to the IRS???

I just did the same thing. Did they ever ask? 

xmasbaby0
Level 15

Should I resend thru the mail my 1040 with my W-2 attached to the IRS? I forgot to attach my W-2.. It's only my 1040 form I sent to the IRS???

@LittleCat69 You have posted your question to a thread that is several years old, so the person who posted above is unlikely to see your question or reply.   It sounds like you are saying you mailed your return to the IRS but forgot to attach your W-2.   It is taking the IRS a very long time to process mailed tax returns---months in fact---so all you can do is wait.   The IRS might use the W-2 information that was submitted by your employer and go ahead and process your return....but it is also a possibility that they will request a copy of your W-2 from you.  So make sure you have a copy handy to send in just in case.   Did you remember to sign your Form 1040 on the line that says "Sign here?"  

**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.**
LittleCat69
Level 2

Should I resend thru the mail my 1040 with my W-2 attached to the IRS? I forgot to attach my W-2.. It's only my 1040 form I sent to the IRS???

Thank you xmasbaby0, 

I really just want to resend them and make sure I sign (I think I did), and attach the W2 rather than wait. 

xmasbaby0
Level 15

Should I resend thru the mail my 1040 with my W-2 attached to the IRS? I forgot to attach my W-2.. It's only my 1040 form I sent to the IRS???

@LittleCat69 That is just asking for a delay.   Putting two tax returns into the system at the same time can cause confusion and delays that will take months to sort out.  But it's up to you---take the risk of delaying your refund if you want to.

 

 

 

MAILED RETURNS

 

 

Per the IRS:

 

 

COVID-19 Mail Processing Delays

It’s taking us longer to process mailed documents including:

  • Paper tax returns, and
  • All tax return related correspondence.

We are processing all mail in the order we received it.

Do not file a second tax return or call the IRS.

 

 

 

 

 It can take 3-4 weeks  (or a LOT longer since the IRS is severely backlogged) for anything to show up on the IRS site when you mail a tax return.  Expect at least several months for complete processing of a mailed return and probably MUCH longer.

 

If  you mail a tax return (or a payment) to the IRS, it is a good idea to use a mailing service that will track it like UPS or certified mail so you will know it was received.

 

When you mail a tax return, you need to attach any documents showing tax withheld, such as your W-2’s or any 1099’s. 

 

TurboTax will not know anything about your mailed return, and will continue to show “Ready to Mail” on your account.  TurboTax will not know that you put your tax return in an envelope and took it to a mailbox.  TurboTax does not get updates on mailed  (or e-filed) returns.

 

When the IRS opens its mail and begins to process mailed returns you can check the status on the IRS site. https://www.irs.gov/refunds

 

State returns have to be mailed to the state.

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1899433-how-do-i-track-my-state-refund

 

 

 

If you are wondering if you should send your return again——the IRS does not want you to file a second time.   Putting two tax returns into the system at the same time can lead to confusion and even more delays.   If you did not use tracking and do not know if the return was received—-you have to make your own judgement call and decide if you want to risk further delay by sending the return again.

 

 

From this IRS website - https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-operations-during-covid-19-mission-critical-functions-continue

 

 

 

The IRS is opening mail within normal timeframes and all paper and electronic individual returns received prior to April 2021 have been processed if the return had no errors or did not require further review. As of July 31, 2021, we had 13.8 million unprocessed individual returns. Unprocessed individual returns include tax year 2020 returns such as those requiring correction to the Recovery Rebate Credit amount or validation of 2019 income used to figure the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC). This work does not require us to correspond with taxpayers but does require special handling by an IRS employee so, in these instances, it is taking the IRS more than 21 days to issue any related refund and in some cases this work could take 90 to 120 days. If, as a result, a correction is made to any RRC, EITC or ACTC claimed on the return, the IRS will send taxpayers an explanation. Taxpayers are encouraged to continue to check Where’s My Refund? for their personalized refund status and can review Tax Season Refund Frequently Asked Questions.

How long you may have to wait: The IRS understands the importance of timely processing of tax returns and refund issuance. We have processed all error free returns received prior to April 2021 and continue to work the returns that need to be manually reviewed due to errors.  We are continuing to reroute tax returns and taxpayer correspondence from locations that are behind to locations where more staff is available, and we are taking other actions to minimize any delays. Tax returns are opened and processed in the order received. As the return is processed, whether it was filed electronically or on paper,  it may be delayed because it has a mistake including errors concerning the Recovery Rebate Credit, is missing information, or there is suspected identity theft or fraud. If we can fix it without contacting you, we will. If we need more information or need you to verify that it was you who sent the tax return, we will write you a letter. The resolution of these issues could take 90 to 120 days depending on how quickly and accurately you respond, and the ability of IRS staff trained and working under social distancing requirements to complete the processing of your return.

What you should do: In most instances, no further action is needed but you may check Where’s my refund or you can view your account. If you filed electronically and received an acknowledgement, you do not need to take any further action other than promptly responding to any requests for information. If you filed on paper, check Where’s my refund? If it tells you we have received your return or are processing or reviewing it, we are processing your return, but it may be under review. We’re working hard to get through the backlog. Please don’t file a second tax return or contact the IRS about the status of your return.

**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.**
LittleCat69
Level 2

Should I resend thru the mail my 1040 with my W-2 attached to the IRS? I forgot to attach my W-2.. It's only my 1040 form I sent to the IRS???

Thank you!

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