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bsymscott
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I have moved so the address on my W2 and my documents does not match my current address, which one should I use?

 
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JulieM
New Member

I have moved so the address on my W2 and my documents does not match my current address, which one should I use?

Don't worry if your mailing address on your W-2 form is wrong or has since changed; this won't affect your taxes. Just make sure you've entered your current mailing address in the Personal Info section of TurboTax.

If you expect to get another W-2 from the same employer next year, ask their payroll department to update your address so next year's W-2 doesn't get lost in the mail.

On the other hand, if your name, Social Security number, or any dollar amount(s) on your W-2 are wrong, ask your employer for a corrected W-2
Please let us know if you have any further questions we will do our best to assist you
Doeri045
Level 1

I have moved so the address on my W2 and my documents does not match my current address, which one should I use?

Does this also apply if you’ve changed your residence to a new state? For example, from MN to WA but your address on the W-2 is still MN (my parents address) while my new permanent address is WA?

Wondering if I need to change anything on my employers side of things or if it even matters that I tell them I’ve moved, given I work 100% remotely.
xmasbaby0
Level 15

I have moved so the address on my W2 and my documents does not match my current address, which one should I use?

When you prepare your tax return you need to enter the address on it where you would like to receive mail from the IRS.  Since you now live in a state with no state income tax you might want to consider that as well, because your employer will not have to withhold tax for WA.

**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.**
Engelhardtje1
New Member

I have moved so the address on my W2 and my documents does not match my current address, which one should I use?

I work in NJ and lived in NJ for only part of 2019.  In April, I stayed working in NJ but moved into Manhattan. I forgot to change my resident address with my employer so my W-2 is only for NJ and no taxes were deducted from NY from April. Will this be a big issue when filing? 

LeonardS
Expert Alumni

I have moved so the address on my W2 and my documents does not match my current address, which one should I use?

You will file your tax return using the address where you currently live.  The IRS will use the address on your tax return if they need to contact you.  The fact that your employer did not withhold NY tax is not an issue for filing.  However, you may owe taxes to NY because no state tax was withheld.

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mwpeters2
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I have moved so the address on my W2 and my documents does not match my current address, which one should I use?

I have a follow on question as I have a similar issue.  For this case it makes sense that taxes would be owed to NY, but what about getting the taxes paid to NJ refunded?

VictoriaD75
Employee Tax Expert

I have moved so the address on my W2 and my documents does not match my current address, which one should I use?

Can you elaborate on your situation? Did you move to NY from NJ? Were you working in NJ?

 

If you moved during the year, you would complete a part-year resident return for each state. The income will be taxed by the state in which it was earned, but it will also be taxed by your resident state. If you worked in NJ but moved to NY, you will still have a tax liability to NJ, but any overpayment because of a change in residence will be refunded when you complete a part-year resident return.

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murad
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I have moved so the address on my W2 and my documents does not match my current address, which one should I use?

Hi,

 

Thank you for helping us.

 

I have similar situation.

1) Jan-Sep DC, Oct-Dec Baltimore, MD

2) my W2 only shows Baltimore as my address but the witholding is for DC only..

3) I disclosed this change of state in my filings (i haven't posted yet) but I can't figure out how to split the income between the states.. I can for sure take the numbers from individual paychex for the last 3 months and subtract from the total amount, but I rather avoid complications, hence my search for a good advice

DianeW777
Employee Tax Expert

I have moved so the address on my W2 and my documents does not match my current address, which one should I use?

If you worked evenly throughout the year you can simply divide the total wages by 12 then multiply by 3 to get the MD wages, the balance will be DC. If you did not work the full year, then you can use the same formula with a reduced overall number of months. If the income was not received evenly you can use the pay stubs as you indicated, but only necessary if you received different pay at different times which is unusual.

 

The withholdings will be exactly as they show on the W-2 because that is where the state withholding was paid by your employer.

 

When you enter your W-2, be sure to put the correct state wages for each state and the applicable withholdings with DC as noted.  This will carry the correct wages to your part year resident states.  To be clear, since you actually moved, you do not have reason to use the reciprocal agreement rules, they can be disregarded.

  • There will likely be a balance due on MD and possibly a refund on DC.

The address on the W-2 is fine because your employer updated your address.  You may want to check with the payroll department so that they begin to withhold MD tax instead of DC for 2021. It's not too late for them to make the change before making any payments or making adjustments for the next payment.

murad
New Member

I have moved so the address on my W2 and my documents does not match my current address, which one should I use?

I just had a call with a TurboTax Tax specialist and they told me since my workplace was still in DC all year I should just file DC return.. I had a brief moment of relief then saw your message. What am I supposed to do now?

MarilynG1
Employee Tax Expert

I have moved so the address on my W2 and my documents does not match my current address, which one should I use?

@murad If you worked in DC all year and paid DC taxes on your W-2 (but did not live in DC), file a Non-Resident State Return to get your taxes refunded.

 

If you lived part of the year in DC, then moved to another state, but your employer was in DC all year, file a Part-Year Resident DC return to allocate your income between the states you lived in. 

 

Click this link for info on Multiple State Returns

 

 

 

 

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rebekahboaz
Level 1

I have moved so the address on my W2 and my documents does not match my current address, which one should I use?

First, I have already updated my personal info to my new/current married name and new/current address. When it comes to adding W-2 form info though, When adding a W-2 to my turbotax it asks me to input the employee name (me) and address from box "e." However, the info in box e is different from my correct address and correct name (listed in "my info"). For adding the w-2 part of filing taxes, do I just add what is on the actual W-2 (old name and old address) or do I input my new info? I no longer work for that employee and so this is the last year I will file for them, so would I still need a "corrected" one or can I just use this w-2?

xmasbaby0
Level 15

I have moved so the address on my W2 and my documents does not match my current address, which one should I use?

People move all the time.   Don't worry about the address that is on your W-2.   Use the address where you want to receive mail from the IRS now.   Just enter everything else from the W-2 as it appears.

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DawnC
Employee Tax Expert

I have moved so the address on my W2 and my documents does not match my current address, which one should I use?

Use the address on the W-2 so it matches - it does not have to be correct.    As long as your address is correct in the Personal Info section, you are good!     For your name, use whatever name Social Security has on file for you.    If you use a different name, the return may be rejected.     You do not need a corrected W-2.   Enter it exactly as you see it; it will be fine.      @rebekahboaz

 

 

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