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stevon342
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Question about previous employer and waiting on possible w2

Can i only upload one w2 and do my taxes for another year without penalty
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Question about previous employer and waiting on possible w2

You must report all your 2016 income on your 2016 tax return.  You can't save some for another year.  If you fail to report some of your income, the IRS will send a letter requirement payment of the extra tax with interest, if you owe it.

If you don't have your W-2 by February 15 you can call the IRS, they will contact your employer for you.

1-800-829-1040

Or you can use your last pay stub and check the box for "I never got a W-2."  This will prepare a substitute W-2 form for your tax return. But if it turns out to be incorrect, you will end up needing to fix it later anyway.
*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*

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Opus 17
Level 15

Question about previous employer and waiting on possible w2

You must report all your 2016 income on your 2016 tax return.  You can't save some for another year.  If you fail to report some of your income, the IRS will send a letter requirement payment of the extra tax with interest, if you owe it.

If you don't have your W-2 by February 15 you can call the IRS, they will contact your employer for you.

1-800-829-1040

Or you can use your last pay stub and check the box for "I never got a W-2."  This will prepare a substitute W-2 form for your tax return. But if it turns out to be incorrect, you will end up needing to fix it later anyway.
*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*

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