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Danny2168
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I did 2018 tax through e-file and accepted by IRS on March 16. I just find out mistaken report it in W2 salary. How do I re-file it from TurboTax. Please in advance!

I report 2017 W2 instead of 2018. I need to re-file it.  Thanks.

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AnthonyC
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I did 2018 tax through e-file and accepted by IRS on March 16. I just find out mistaken report it in W2 salary. How do I re-file it from TurboTax. Please in advance!

You can't re-file the return once it's accepted.  You will have to amend the return instead to correct the W2 mistake.  However, the IRS recommends that you wait until you have received your first refund and your first return has been processed before you send an amended return.

Here is the link that will walk you through the amendment process -

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3288565

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AnthonyC
Level 7

I did 2018 tax through e-file and accepted by IRS on March 16. I just find out mistaken report it in W2 salary. How do I re-file it from TurboTax. Please in advance!

You can't re-file the return once it's accepted.  You will have to amend the return instead to correct the W2 mistake.  However, the IRS recommends that you wait until you have received your first refund and your first return has been processed before you send an amended return.

Here is the link that will walk you through the amendment process -

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3288565

VolvoGirl
Level 15

I did 2018 tax through e-file and accepted by IRS on March 16. I just find out mistaken report it in W2 salary. How do I re-file it from TurboTax. Please in advance!

You cannot change or add anything on the return that you e-filed.  It is too late, just like when you put an envelope in a US mailbox

Now you have to wait until the IRS either rejects or accepts your return. If your return is rejected, you will be able to go into your account and add or change it and resend it.

If the IRS accepts your return, then you have to wait until it has been fully processed and you have received your refund.  THEN you can prepare an amended tax return 1040X and mail it in. You cannot e-file an amended return.  Meanwhile, DO NOT change anything on your return until you start the amended return.  If you did change or add the missing info then take it out and put your return back to the way it was when you first filed it.

How to amend an Online return
<a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/4667226-how-do-i-amend-my-2018-turbotax-online-return">https://ttl...>

Then do you still need to file a 2017 return or add this W2 to your Accepted 2017 return?
Danny2168
New Member

I did 2018 tax through e-file and accepted by IRS on March 16. I just find out mistaken report it in W2 salary. How do I re-file it from TurboTax. Please in advance!

Thank you so much for your answer.

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