I received a W-2 and a W-2c form. My 2019 W-2c form only showed amounts "changed/corrected" from the original W-2 provided to me. The new W-2c form also omitted all other information "not changed," such as box 2 for Federal Income Tax Withheld - there was a number originally populated in this box per the original W-2 but no longer shows up in W-2c. Same goes for my retirement contributions... Should I request for an updated W-2c with all numbers changed/not changed from the W-2 or is this not necessary? Would appreciate any thoughts.
The employer filled out the W-2C incorrectly. The W-2C is to show the entire correct amount not just the change. You can and should ask them to complete the W-2C with the correct complete information. You can file the return without it by combining the two W-2's but the IRS will hold your refund until you provide an explanation for the differing amounts. There is no shortcut to this.
W2-C information is entered in the same area as an original W-2.
You do not generally enter the W-2C as a new W-2 in its entirety. Instead, you substitute the information on the W-2C for the information reported on the one with all the boxes filled in. Then, on the follow-up screen after you have entered the new information, there will be a list of several questions asked -- Do any of these uncommon situations apply to this W-2? Be sure to check the box for corrected W-2.
After you are finished, your return should have only one W-2 for the employer.
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I want to proceed using both the original W-2 and the W-2c, however I've seen a couple of posts indicating if I consolidate the information into one W-2 input - the IRS will question why the W-2 and the W-2c have different information. I can't attach the W-2c solely because it's missing information from the original W-2 - are you saying that if I just consolidate the two and flag this W-2 is corrected, wouldn't the IRS kickback after reviewing both W-2's.
I guess in short - my follow-up question is: Which W-2 should I be attaching? If I only attach W-2c, it only shows partial information.
Usually a corrected W-2 has all of the data, but since yours doesn't, I would use the data from your original W-2 and replace the amounts on the original W-2 with those populated on the corrected W-2.