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danniettelowe40
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What should I do if my w2s are different from what I entered?

 
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

What should I do if my w2s are different from what I entered?

You cannot change or add anything on the return that you just e-filed, nor can you stop it.  It is too late, just like when you put an envelope in a US mailbox

Now you have to wait until the IRS either rejects or accepts your return.  If your return is rejected, you will be able to go into your account and make the necessary changes to your tax return and re-submit your return. 

 If the IRS accepts your return, however, then you have to wait longer until it has been fully processed and you have received your refund.  THEN you can prepare an amended tax return and mail it in. You will need to use a form called a 1040X. You cannot e-file an amended return.  They have to be mailed, and it takes at least 2-4 months for the IRS to process an amended return.  Meanwhile, DO NOT go in and start changing anything on your return in the system, or you will make a mess for yourself.  Sit tight and wait until you see what the IRS does with the return you just e-filed

**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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xmasbaby0
Level 15

What should I do if my w2s are different from what I entered?

Please explain what you mean. Are you referring to the Wage and Tax Statements that you received from your employer(s)?  What is different on your tax return from what you keyed in?  Or did you import them?  Snap photos using a mobile app?
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danniettelowe40
New Member

What should I do if my w2s are different from what I entered?

I imported them, and I also used my last check stub to fill in. My w2s say I grossed less than my check stub
danniettelowe40
New Member

What should I do if my w2s are different from what I entered?

I went by my check stub, didn't have w2s yet
xmasbaby0
Level 15

What should I do if my w2s are different from what I entered?

It is never a good idea to use a pay stub. They rarely match the W-2.  Use the W-2.  The W-2 is what got reported to the IRS by your employer.  If your W-2's that you have in front of you do not match the "import" version, then delete the imported information and enter them manually.
**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.**
xmasbaby0
Level 15

What should I do if my w2s are different from what I entered?

Oh no--did you already e-file?
**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.**
danniettelowe40
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What should I do if my w2s are different from what I entered?

Yes
danniettelowe40
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What should I do if my w2s are different from what I entered?

They were accepted
xmasbaby0
Level 15

What should I do if my w2s are different from what I entered?

You cannot change or add anything on the return that you just e-filed, nor can you stop it.  It is too late, just like when you put an envelope in a US mailbox

Now you have to wait until the IRS either rejects or accepts your return.  If your return is rejected, you will be able to go into your account and make the necessary changes to your tax return and re-submit your return. 

 If the IRS accepts your return, however, then you have to wait longer until it has been fully processed and you have received your refund.  THEN you can prepare an amended tax return and mail it in. You will need to use a form called a 1040X. You cannot e-file an amended return.  They have to be mailed, and it takes at least 2-4 months for the IRS to process an amended return.  Meanwhile, DO NOT go in and start changing anything on your return in the system, or you will make a mess for yourself.  Sit tight and wait until you see what the IRS does with the return you just e-filed

**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.**
xmasbaby0
Level 15

What should I do if my w2s are different from what I entered?

You cannot change or add anything on the return that you just e-filed, nor can you stop it.  It is too late, just like when you put an envelope in a US mailbox

Now you have to wait until the IRS either rejects or accepts your return.  If your return is rejected, you will be able to go into your account and make the necessary changes to your tax return and re-submit your return. 

 If the IRS accepts your return, however, then you have to wait longer until it has been fully processed and you have received your refund.  THEN you can prepare an amended tax return and mail it in. You will need to use a form called a 1040X. You cannot e-file an amended return.  They have to be mailed, and it takes at least 2-4 months for the IRS to process an amended return.  Meanwhile, DO NOT go in and start changing anything on your return in the system, or you will make a mess for yourself.  Sit tight and wait until you see what the IRS does with the return you just e-filed

**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.**
danniettelowe40
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What should I do if my w2s are different from what I entered?

Thanks this makes me sad
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