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mlea513
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How do I get my W2 from 2016 & 2017?

 
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Hal_Al
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How do I get my W2 from 2016 & 2017?

TurboTax (TT) does not have your W-2 (in either the on-line or desk top versions). However, it does have a "facsimile", if you typed in (or imported) your W-2 when you prepared your return. If all you need is the information from your W-2, you can get that from the facsimile (W-2 worksheet), found in the list of forms. Every bit of information on your actual W-2 will be on the TT worksheet. Whether whomever you need to show your W-2 to will accept the worksheet instead; you'll have to ask them. Your employer is the best source of an actual copy of your W-2. For more options, see:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/how-do-i-get-my-old-w2s/01/782516#M311511

xmasbaby0
Level 15

How do I get my W2 from 2016 & 2017?

Do you need those W-2's because you still need to prepare tax returns for those years? 

 

W-2's come from your employer, and your best bet is to ask the (old?) employer for copies.  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

 

Other ways to get W-2’s:

 

Pay Social Security $86 per W-2:

 

https://www.irs.gov/help-resources/tools-faqs/faqs-for-individuals/frequently-asked-tax-questions-an...

 

 

You can get a wage and income transcript from the IRS:  It will not show the actual W-2, 1099’s, etc, but will show the income information the IRS received.  It will not, however, show your state information. It will only show the federal information.

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript

 

 

Or as already mentioned, if you filed tax returns for those years, only the information you entered from the W-2's is in the pdf of the worksheets saved with your tax return.  There are no actual images of the W-2 saved.

**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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