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mromero510
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I got a letter from FTB (California) for 2018 but I don't have access to my 2018 w-2 forms, I went to their site and I don't know where to start filing, what should I do?

Basically I got a form requesting a tax return from 2018 but i dont know where to go or to start filing it, nor do I find my 2018 W-2 form.
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

I got a letter from FTB (California) for 2018 but I don't have access to my 2018 w-2 forms, I went to their site and I don't know where to start filing, what should I do?

 

I NEED A COPY OF MY W-2  (or 1099)

TurboTax does not have a copy of your W-2—the Wage & Tax Statement—issued to you by your employer, (nor does TurboTax have copies of your 1099’s).   You should always save those documents for your own records. You could ask the employer(s) for copies or you can get a copy from Social Security (for a fee of $90).

 

To get a copy of a W-2 from Social Security https://faq.ssa.gov/en-us/Topic/article/KA-02501

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

 

 

If you saved a pdf of your completed tax return, the worksheets will show the W-2 information you entered, but not the actual W-2.

 

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 you can pay the IRS $43 for an actual copy of your tax return which will include copies of your W-2’s     

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4506.pdf

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2561916-how-can-i-get-a-copy-of-my-w-2

 

 

**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.**
xmasbaby0
Level 15

I got a letter from FTB (California) for 2018 but I don't have access to my 2018 w-2 forms, I went to their site and I don't know where to start filing, what should I do?

Did you prepare your 2018 federal return using TurboTax?  If so, you can use the 2018 desktop software to finish preparing your 2018 state return.  You cannot, however, use TurboTax to prepare a state return now if you did not use TT for the federal 2018 return.

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1900990-how-do-i-file-a-prior-year-tax-return

 

Note:  The desktop software you need to prepare the prior year return must be installed/downloaded to a full PC or Mac.  It cannot be used on a mobile device.

**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.**
mromero510
New Member

I got a letter from FTB (California) for 2018 but I don't have access to my 2018 w-2 forms, I went to their site and I don't know where to start filing, what should I do?

Sorry for the late reply, and I started my taxes on turbo tax but stopped and went to a tax preparer. Although I don’t know if they are still doing taxes as when I try to locate them on google maps they are not listed anymore nor the office is there, do I just call and see what’s happening on the FTB site?  I’m living paycheck to paycheck so I can’t pay for much as everything is going towards bills and food.

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