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E-filing When Box 16 of W-2 is Greater than Box 1

You may receive an error occurs if the amount of wages reported in box 16 of a W-2 is greater than the wages in box 1.


Some states (for example, New York) don't allow a return to be e-filed when box 16 is a greater amount than box 1 of the W-2.

If box 16 is greater than box 1 on the W-2, you'll need to file your state return by mail.

This isn't an issue for filing your federal return.

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