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n1njah
Level 3

W-2 Forms won't show in Print Preview

I'm filing 3 returns for Fed and CA. One return includes the W-2 in the print preview for official forms required to file. The other two returns don't include their W-2's.  How do I fix this? 

 

Edit: The one that shows the W-2 only shows it for CA. Is this normal?

 

Thanks.

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VolvoGirl
Level 15

W-2 Forms won't show in Print Preview

Yes that could be right for CA.  Some returns they have a page for W2 and some returns they don't need it.  Not sure why.  Read the California returns and see it says to attach W2 or not.

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MarilynG1
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W-2 Forms won't show in Print Preview

No, if you Efile your returns, they don't show in the Print Preview, as they are not sent to the IRS.

 

 If you Mail your return, you attach them yourself to the tax return. 

 

The IRS already has a copy of your W-2's.  They just check to make sure what you Efiled matches the W-2 that they have. 

 

You are responsible for keeping your own W-2s. 

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ReginaM
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W-2 Forms won't show in Print Preview

You should have received W-2's from your employer(s), these are intended to be attached to your return(s).   If you are mailing your returns, you will need to attach your tax documents to your return(s) before sending them in.

 

If you are electronically filing your return(s), you will not be required to send these forms in.  

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n1njah
Level 3

W-2 Forms won't show in Print Preview

I've received the forms from the employers and entered them into turbotax. The issue is not that I haven't received them, but when I'm finished with my return and would like to see if they are attached to my return via print preview (which they are not).

VolvoGirl
Level 15

W-2 Forms won't show in Print Preview

Yes that could be right for CA.  Some returns they have a page for W2 and some returns they don't need it.  Not sure why.  Read the California returns and see it says to attach W2 or not.

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MarilynG1
Expert Alumni

W-2 Forms won't show in Print Preview

No, if you Efile your returns, they don't show in the Print Preview, as they are not sent to the IRS.

 

 If you Mail your return, you attach them yourself to the tax return. 

 

The IRS already has a copy of your W-2's.  They just check to make sure what you Efiled matches the W-2 that they have. 

 

You are responsible for keeping your own W-2s. 

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