- Is there a way to retrieve the W2’s I uploaded to TurboTax? I do not see them on the documents tab. Thank you in advance.
I NEED A COPY OF MY W-2 (or 1099)
TurboTax does not have a copy of your W-2—the Wage & Tax Statement—issued to you by your employer, (nor does TurboTax have copies of your 1099’s). You should always save those documents for your own records. You could ask the employer(s) for copies or you can get a copy from Social Security (for a fee of $90).
To get a copy of a W-2 from Social Security https://faq.ssa.gov/en-us/Topic/article/KA-02501
If you saved a pdf of your completed tax return, the worksheets will show the W-2 information you entered, but not the actual 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.
Or you can pay the IRS $43 for an actual copy of your tax return which will include copies of your W-2’s
You could have saved the PDF of the W-2 to the MY DOCS for safe keeping so if you did not then it was not saved. When you imported the W-2 infomation only the information on that form was brought into the system and not the acutal form.
It is a good tool however you have to initiate the upload outside of the TT program.
Does My Docs™ automatically store my tax returns?
Yes. My DocsTM not only lets you upload and store up to 100 MB of your own tax documents (scanned receipts, W-2s, and things like that), it also stores all the TurboTax Online returns filed using that account.
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