If I want to claim prior years' w2 forms that never got filed previously, can I add to this year's return? Although with 2 dependents could this benefit me?
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If I want to claim prior years' w2 forms that never got filed previously, can I add to this year's return? Although with 2 dependents could this benefit me?

If I want to claim prior years' w2 forms that never got filed previously, can I add to this year's return? I didn't file in previous tax years due to the low gross income requirements met, although with 2 dependents could this benefit me?

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If I want to claim prior years' w2 forms that never got filed previously, can I add to this year's return? Although with 2 dependents could this benefit me?

No, you cannot enter a prior year W-2 on the 2018 tax return.  Only W-2's for 2018 can be entered on a 2018 tax return.

The prior year W-2 has to be entered on tax return for the year of the W-2.  

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If I want to claim prior years' w2 forms that never got filed previously, can I add to this year's return? Although with 2 dependents could this benefit me?

You may still file tax returns for previous years. There is a three year limit to claim a refund. This means, you must file  2015 by tomorrow, if you want a refund. I suggest you get a mailing receipt from the post office, if you file.
Forms: <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/prior-year">https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/prior-year</a>
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If I want to claim prior years' w2 forms that never got filed previously, can I add to this year's return? Although with 2 dependents could this benefit me?

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