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riece89
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Does anyone know why this is happening?

im trying to e-file my taxes but it keeps telling me that the verification code on one of my w-2s is invalid. id rather do this electronically than through mail.
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AndreaC1
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Does anyone know why this is happening?

You should be able to leave it blank if your W-2 doesn't have one and e-file. Make sure you are not inputting anything into that box if the W-2 doesn’t have anything listed and then submit. 

NOTE: Another option that may work, is to delete the W-2 entry and then re-enter it and submit for e-file. Steps to delete it can be found here How do I delete a W-2? **

This is something new the IRS is testing out for 2018, so not all W-2’s will have one. Please see here IRS Expands W-2 Verification Code for Filing Season 2018 for more on verification codes on the IRS’s website. Per IRS: "Taxpayers without a verification code on their Form(s) W-2 may leave the verification code box blank in their tax software product."

What if the verification code box on my W-2 is empty?

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AndreaC1
Level 9

Does anyone know why this is happening?

You should be able to leave it blank if your W-2 doesn't have one and e-file. Make sure you are not inputting anything into that box if the W-2 doesn’t have anything listed and then submit. 

NOTE: Another option that may work, is to delete the W-2 entry and then re-enter it and submit for e-file. Steps to delete it can be found here How do I delete a W-2? **

This is something new the IRS is testing out for 2018, so not all W-2’s will have one. Please see here IRS Expands W-2 Verification Code for Filing Season 2018 for more on verification codes on the IRS’s website. Per IRS: "Taxpayers without a verification code on their Form(s) W-2 may leave the verification code box blank in their tax software product."

What if the verification code box on my W-2 is empty?

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