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bankz007
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I filed what I thought was my only w2 but today I found out I have another w2 from the same job what do I do?

 
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BillM223
Employee Tax Expert

I filed what I thought was my only w2 but today I found out I have another w2 from the same job what do I do?

If you have already e-filed through TurboTax, then you will probably have to amend your return.

 

The form (1040X) is not ready yet, but since your return will need to be processed before amending and since the IRS will not start accepting e-files for processing until January 27th, you shouldn't amend your return for at least a few weeks.

 

Please watch this link (TurboTax FAQ on Amending Returns), and when the instructions for amending 2019 returns appear, you can start the amendment process then.

 

NOTE: this is a good reason to not e-file your return before the IRS opens up e-filing, because the time lag gives you a chance to make any corrections to your return before you actually file. Once you e-file the return, it is too late to change without amending the return instead.

 

NOTE NOTE: if by chance your e-file is rejected by the IRS, then you will have a chance to add your W-2 and then try ti e-file again. Watch the status of your return.

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Hal_Al
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I filed what I thought was my only w2 but today I found out I have another w2 from the same job what do I do?

Why did you get two W-2s from the same employer? What is different about them.  In particular, does one say corrected W-2.  Sometime employers send a duplicate W-2 with local tax (boxes 18-20) info on the 2nd one. That does not affect your federal or even state (in most states) returns.

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