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robbie-vance-198
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I think my w2s got thrown in the trash. it'll be the end of feb before i can get another copy. can i use my last check stub to file taxes?

 
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AlanT
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I think my w2s got thrown in the trash. it'll be the end of feb before i can get another copy. can i use my last check stub to file taxes?

It is not a good idea to use your last paystub to file your income tax return.  We can't guarantee your taxes will be accurate if you try to file without your W-2. 

There is important info on your W-2 that may not be on your final pay stub.  

It would be best to wait a couple of weeks to make sure your taxes are completed properly so that you don't have to file an amended return if the information from your W-2 and pay stub does not match.  

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AlanT
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I think my w2s got thrown in the trash. it'll be the end of feb before i can get another copy. can i use my last check stub to file taxes?

It is not a good idea to use your last paystub to file your income tax return.  We can't guarantee your taxes will be accurate if you try to file without your W-2. 

There is important info on your W-2 that may not be on your final pay stub.  

It would be best to wait a couple of weeks to make sure your taxes are completed properly so that you don't have to file an amended return if the information from your W-2 and pay stub does not match.  

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**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"

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