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How do I find my federal id number if I don’t have tax paper?

@8c41fdf64a2d   asked:  "How do I find my federal id number if I don’t have tax paper?"

 

What do you mean by "my Federal ID number?"     Are you saying you don't know what your own SSN or EIN is?

Or are you trying to report a W-2, 1099, etc. and don't know the Payer's Tax ID number/EIN?

 

In other words, we don't know what you're doing unless you elaborate.  You should describe your issue more fully, and someone may be able to further comment.   This is a public Internet forum, however, so don't post any personal info.

How do I find my federal id number if I don’t have tax paper?

I don’t know what the Eid is.

How do I find my federal id number if I don’t have tax paper?

@8c41fdf64a2d Do you mean the EIN (there is nothing called an EID)  ?    That would be the employer's identification number on a W-2, or it could be a number on some other kinds of tax documents.  We do not know what you are looking for.   If you are trying to get to a W-2, you need more than just an EIN.   What are you trying to do?

**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.**

How do I find my federal id number if I don’t have tax paper?

We do not know why you are seeking an EIN or what kind of "tax paper" you are looking for.

 

If you are trying to get your W-2:

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 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.

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2561916-how-can-i-get-a-copy-of-my-w-2

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1934390-how-do-i-import-my-W-2

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2588751-why-can-t-i-import-my-w-2

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2938482-how-do-i-take-a-picture-of-my-w-2-in-turbotax-online

 

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. 

 

 

 

If you are trying to get some kind of a 1099:

 

 There are over a dozen kinds of 1099's.  A 1099NEC is typically issued by an individual or business for whom you performed work as an independent contractor, so seek a copy from them if you did not receive/save yours.  Many of the other types of 1099's are issued by banks, brokerages and other financial institutions from which you can seek copies.

 

**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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