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edwardra96
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If i have 2 children and 2 w2s from 2 different employers can i claim 1 child on 1 of the w2s and the other child on the 2nd w2

 
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xmasbaby0
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If i have 2 children and 2 w2s from 2 different employers can i claim 1 child on 1 of the w2s and the other child on the 2nd w2

No.  It does not work that way at all.  You file ONE tax return with all of your W-2's on it and both of your dependents listed on that tax return.  You list your children in My Info and enter their Social Security numbers,  Then you enter your income in Federal>Wages & Income.  After you have finished entering the first W-2, click Add W-2 and enter the other one. 

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

If i have 2 children and 2 w2s from 2 different employers can i claim 1 child on 1 of the w2s and the other child on the 2nd w2

No.  It does not work that way at all.  You file ONE tax return with all of your W-2's on it and both of your dependents listed on that tax return.  You list your children in My Info and enter their Social Security numbers,  Then you enter your income in Federal>Wages & Income.  After you have finished entering the first W-2, click Add W-2 and enter the other one. 

**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.**
edwardra96
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If i have 2 children and 2 w2s from 2 different employers can i claim 1 child on 1 of the w2s and the other child on the 2nd w2

Thank you. I only recieved one of my w2s so far, can i just save and exit my tax return and add the other w2 on when i get it ?
xmasbaby0
Level 15

If i have 2 children and 2 w2s from 2 different employers can i claim 1 child on 1 of the w2s and the other child on the 2nd w2

Yes.  You can save and sign out.  When your other W-2 comes then you can come back and enter it. Do not file your tax return until you are sure you have entered everything.
**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.**
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