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I am still waiting on one W2, but want to get started on the rest. Can I do that and go back and add when I have it?

 
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DanielV01
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I am still waiting on one W2, but want to get started on the rest. Can I do that and go back and add when I have it?

It depends.  You certainly may begin to enter your information and save it so that when the other W-2 comes you'll be able to finish it quickly.  But there is a really good reason to not send it quite yet.

Technically speaking, it's not legal to do so.  Even if it were, you would have to amend your return after sending the return and confirming that the refund has been processed.  To do this will take more time and potential aggravation then waiting a little longer and making sure it's done correctly.  By law your companies should be providing you your Forms W-2 by January 31.  Literally it should be in your hands any day, so the best recommended course is to wait on sending the return and have it done right.

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DanielV01
Expert Alumni

I am still waiting on one W2, but want to get started on the rest. Can I do that and go back and add when I have it?

It depends.  You certainly may begin to enter your information and save it so that when the other W-2 comes you'll be able to finish it quickly.  But there is a really good reason to not send it quite yet.

Technically speaking, it's not legal to do so.  Even if it were, you would have to amend your return after sending the return and confirming that the refund has been processed.  To do this will take more time and potential aggravation then waiting a little longer and making sure it's done correctly.  By law your companies should be providing you your Forms W-2 by January 31.  Literally it should be in your hands any day, so the best recommended course is to wait on sending the return and have it done right.

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I am still waiting on one W2, but want to get started on the rest. Can I do that and go back and add when I have it?

Thank you. I wasn’t talking about sending it though, I was talking about entering all in the information possible without that W2, and of course, waiting to send until I have jt
DanielV01
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I am still waiting on one W2, but want to get started on the rest. Can I do that and go back and add when I have it?

Wanted to be sure.  You absolutely may enter all of your available information now, and then log back into your account when you receive your remaining W-2 to finish it.  Just don't send it until you do finish to avoid a big headache later.
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