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ollies
Returning Member

Used wrong w-2

I used my 2018 w-2 instead of my 2019 w-2 my taxes have already been accepted how do I fix this???

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VolvoGirl
Level 15

Used wrong w-2

If you need to add another W2, 1099 or more info or correct something on your first return that has been Accepted you have to wait until it has been fully processed and you have received your refund.  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.

 

The Amended 1040X form won't be ready until Feb. 5, 2020.

 

How to amend an Online return

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

 

 

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

 

 

ollies
Returning Member

Used wrong w-2

**bleep** that sucks I e-filed so there's nothing that can be done???

macuser_22
Level 15

Used wrong w-2



If you filed, it is like dropping it into the mail - you cannot get it back if accepted by the IRS or state.

To amend your 2019 tax return:

-- First, *wait* to see if your return has been accepted or rejected by the IRS or state. DO NOT do anything until you receive the accept or reject e-mail.

-- If rejected, you can correct and re-send your return.

-- If accepted you should *wait* until your return has been processed and you receive your refund or conformation that any tax due has been paid. (If you file an amended return while you first return is being processed it can cause extended delays for both returns if two returns are in the system at the same time). In addition, if the IRS makes any change on your original return, you might end up having to amend the amendment – a sticky process that can take a year or more).

-- Then you can start the amend process.

-- Amended returns can only be mailed - allow 8-12 weeks - can take up to 16 weeks (4 months) for processing.

See this TurboTax FAQ for help with amending:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1894381-how-to-amend-change-or-correct-a-return-you-already-filed

You can check the status of your amended return here but allow 3 weeks after filing for it to show up:
https://www.irs.gov/filing/wheres-my-amended-return

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
ollies
Returning Member

Used wrong w-2

It's already been accepted 

VolvoGirl
Level 15

Used wrong w-2

Then read my answer at the top again.

ollies
Returning Member

Used wrong w-2

Don't be a smart ass

macuser_22
Level 15

Used wrong w-2


@ollies wrote:

Don't be a smart ass


HUH???    There are two detailed answers to your question above - one by me and one by VolvoGirl.    *Read them* if you want  to know what to do.

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
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