Wont accept my control # that i enter for my W-2
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Wont accept my control # that i enter for my W-2

i am entering the correct # in box D and it wont accept it- keeps telling me its wrong
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Wont accept my control # that i enter for my W-2

The control number is not needed to file your tax return.  You can leave the control number blank, click Continue and then you will be able to manually enter your w-2 information.

If you get errors when attempting to e-file with an empty Box D, just enter any number in this format: 5 digits, space, 5 digits (for example, 12345 67890). The IRS doesn't care what's in Box D because its use by payroll departments is optional.

On the other hand, if you're trying to import your W-2 with a blank Box D, click skip import and then manually enter your W-2. You won't be able to import using the 5 digit + space + 5 digit solution for e-filing.


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