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francis-marchena
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I earned a bonus in 2015 but received the pay in 2016. Do I file it for my 2015 tax return or my 2016 return? My employer considers it as part of my 2015 wages but it was not on the 2015 W2.

I received it in February 2016.
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xmasbaby0
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I earned a bonus in 2015 but received the pay in 2016. Do I file it for my 2015 tax return or my 2016 return? My employer considers it as part of my 2015 wages but it was not on the 2015 W2.

You do not include income received in 2016 on your 2015 tax return.  You even say it is not on your 2015 W-2.  It will appear next year on your 2016 W-2, and will go on your 2016 tax return.

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