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khushbu09
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FILED WRONG W2 FORM FROM EMPLOYER

Hi,

I filed my taxes today and found another W2 form from employer and the numbers totally different might be they change the system at their end generated 2 forms. but what should I do to get it correct on IRS?

Government already accepted the forms for the first time.

 

 

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KrisD15
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FILED WRONG W2 FORM FROM EMPLOYER

First thing you need to do is determine if the second W-2 is a corrected W-2, and if not, why you received both. 

You need to speak with your company's payroll department to be clear.  

 

If the second W-2 is a corrected W-2, you may need to amend your tax return for the corrections made on the second W-2.  

If the second W-2 is an additional W-2, you'll also need to amend and ADD the second one. 

 

Your original return may have been accepted, but the IRS gets a copy of all W-2's generated by all employers, so if you have two, the IRS has two copies as well.

 

You have 3 years from the date you filed your return (or 2 years after you paid the tax due, whichever is later) to file an amended return.

Please click here for how to amend a return you already filed

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KrisD15
Expert Alumni

FILED WRONG W2 FORM FROM EMPLOYER

First thing you need to do is determine if the second W-2 is a corrected W-2, and if not, why you received both. 

You need to speak with your company's payroll department to be clear.  

 

If the second W-2 is a corrected W-2, you may need to amend your tax return for the corrections made on the second W-2.  

If the second W-2 is an additional W-2, you'll also need to amend and ADD the second one. 

 

Your original return may have been accepted, but the IRS gets a copy of all W-2's generated by all employers, so if you have two, the IRS has two copies as well.

 

You have 3 years from the date you filed your return (or 2 years after you paid the tax due, whichever is later) to file an amended return.

Please click here for how to amend a return you already filed

**Say "Thanks" by clicking the thumb icon in a post
**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"

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