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hawkins_aurora
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Can i go back and file taxes with a second W2 instead of doing them at the same time?

 
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Lisa995
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Can i go back and file taxes with a second W2 instead of doing them at the same time?

No, you can only file 1 return per person.

This is why its SO important not to file until you have ALL your paperwork.

You need to wait for the original return to either be accepted or rejected by IRS. If rejected, you can add the W-2 and refile the return electronically.

If it's accepted, then you need to wait for the refund to be issued, then prepare an amended return, print, sign and mail it in, and wait the 12-16 weeks for them to process it and mail you any additional refund you may be entitled to.

Its possible that the additional W-2 actually reduces your refund, in which case you'll have to pay back any excess refund you received on the original filing along with the amended return when you mail it in.  This money is due by April 17th, 2018.

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

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Lisa995
Level 12

Can i go back and file taxes with a second W2 instead of doing them at the same time?

No, you can only file 1 return per person.

This is why its SO important not to file until you have ALL your paperwork.

You need to wait for the original return to either be accepted or rejected by IRS. If rejected, you can add the W-2 and refile the return electronically.

If it's accepted, then you need to wait for the refund to be issued, then prepare an amended return, print, sign and mail it in, and wait the 12-16 weeks for them to process it and mail you any additional refund you may be entitled to.

Its possible that the additional W-2 actually reduces your refund, in which case you'll have to pay back any excess refund you received on the original filing along with the amended return when you mail it in.  This money is due by April 17th, 2018.

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

♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥Lisa♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
xmasbaby0
Level 15

Can i go back and file taxes with a second W2 instead of doing them at the same time?

All of your W-2's need to be included on the SAME tax return.  If you do otherwise, you will have to file an amended return called a 1040X which has to be printed, signed and mailed.  A 1040X takes about 4 month for the IRS to process.

**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.**
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