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jf200101
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I worked at 4 different places but have made less than $500 at 2 of them and have yet to get a w2 in the mail. How much do I need to make at a job to get a w2?

 
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

I worked at 4 different places but have made less than $500 at 2 of them and have yet to get a w2 in the mail. How much do I need to make at a job to get a w2?

You could get  a W-2 for only a few dollars.   If you are filing a tax return every W-2 has to be entered.  The employers have until Feb. 1 to issue them.

 

Who has to file?

http://www.irs.gov/uac/Do-I-Need-to-File-a-Tax-Return%3F

 

 

Every 2020 W-2 that you received must be reported on your 2020 tax return, even if they are for small amounts.  Remember that each one of those W-2’s has your Social Security number on it, and that income was reported to the IRS by the employer.  You do not want to get in trouble with the IRS for under-reporting your income.

ALL of your W-2’s must be entered on the SAME tax return. 

 

Go to Federal>Wages & Income to enter a W-2.

After you enter the first one, you click Add Another W-2.

 

 

W-2's come from your employer, and they have until February 1 to issue it.  Some employers allow you to import the W-2 through the software, but for security reasons you still need information from the actual W-2 to import it.  You might need to phone, drop in, email and/or snail mail an old employer to make sure they know where to send your W-2.

 

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

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1934390-how-do-i-import-my-W-2

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2588751-why-can-t-i-import-my-w-2

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2938482-how-do-i-take-a-picture-of-my-w-2-in-turbotax-online

 

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/income/help/what-if-it-s-february-but-i-still-don-t-have-my-w-2/00...

 

https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc154

 

And….SAVE YOUR OWN W-2!  TURBOTAX DOES NOT SAVE IT FOR YOU.  TurboTax will not have a copy of it in your account and will not have an image even if you snapped a photo.  It is up to you to save it for your own records as stated on the back of the 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.**
macuser_22
Level 15

I worked at 4 different places but have made less than $500 at 2 of them and have yet to get a w2 in the mail. How much do I need to make at a job to get a w2?

More than 49 cents since that rounds up to $1.00 .   ANY earned income is required to be reported in a W-2.

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
VolvoGirl
Level 15

I worked at 4 different places but have made less than $500 at 2 of them and have yet to get a w2 in the mail. How much do I need to make at a job to get a w2?

They have to give you a W2 for anything they pay you.  Even $1.  Ask them for the W2.  Or maybe they paid you as a independent contractor?  Did they take any taxes out of your pay?  There's no hurry to file.  The IRS doesn't open until Feb 12 this year so keep waiting for the W2.

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