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Don't have my w-2 yet and don't have access to last pay stub

Changed jobs didn't know there's was a web site to go to to get w-2 now it'll notify me when my w-2 is ready
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Don't have my w-2 yet and don't have access to last pay stub

You can request an extension to give you more time.



Do understand clearly that an extension does not give you extra time to pay your tax due.   An extension gives you extra time to prepare your tax forms and file them.  The extension give you until October 15, 2024.  Estimated tax you owe for 2023 is supposed to be paid by April 15 2024.




TurboTax does not have your W-2.   W-2’s come from employers.  There is not a federal or national website that provides W-2’s.   If your employer is partnered with TurboTax to allow the W-2 data to be imported into the software you can do that---but you need the actual W-2 so that you can enter the EIN and the amount from box 1 to import the other data from the W-2---which just saves you the little bit of keying in of the other information.


Every 2023 W-2 that you received must be reported on your 2023 tax return, even if they are for small amounts.  Remember that each one of those W-2’s has your Social Security number on it, and that income was reported to the IRS by the employer.  You do not want to get in trouble with the IRS for under-reporting your income or have your refund delayed by having missing income.


ALL of your W-2’s must be entered on the SAME tax return.  


Go to Federal>Wages & Income to enter a W-2.

After you enter the first one, you click Add Another W-2.



W-2's come from your employer, and they have until January 31 to issue it.  Some employers allow you to import the W-2 through the software, but for security reasons you still need information from the actual W-2 to import it. Some employers have payroll sites that will have your W-2. You might need to phone, drop in, email and/or snail mail an old employer to make sure they know where to send your W-2.









And….SAVE YOUR OWN W-2!  TURBOTAX DOES NOT SAVE IT FOR YOU.  TurboTax will not have a copy of it in your account and will not have an image even if you snapped a photo or imported it.  It is up to you to save it for your own records as stated on the back of the W-2. 




**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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Don't have my w-2 yet and don't have access to last pay stub

If necessary, you can file for an extension today if any of your needed tax information won't be available today, April 15th.


If you file for an extension, include payment of any tax you estimate will be due. Any tax paid after today (unless you live in a location that has an extended deadline due to disasters) will have interest assessed and possibly late payment penalties.


See this tax tips article for more information from TurboTax regarding extensions.



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