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Do I have to mail my w2 with my state return?

I am mailing in my returns.

I know I have to mail my W2 with my federal return.  Do I have to mail my W2 with my state return?  (I dont believe I mailed my W2 with my state last year and no issues)

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Level 20

Do I have to mail my w2 with my state return?

Yes, when you mail a tax return--federal or state--you are supposed to attach a copy of any document showing tax withheld like your W-2 or 1099R.  Look on the left side of the printed out tax return--does it say to attach your W-2 or 1099R?

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Level 1

Do I have to mail my w2 with my state return?

@xmasbaby0 federal return does ask to attach W2.  State return does not ask to attach W2.
Level 20

Do I have to mail my w2 with my state return?

Interesting...most states do.
Level 1

Do I have to mail my w2 with my state return?

I am in California.  Anyone else don't see "attach W2" on the 540?
Level 1

Do I have to mail my w2 with my state return?

The instructions for the California State Tax returns says it does not need it. For the Federal you do need to attach Copy B.
Level 1

Do I have to mail my w2 with my state return?

It says the same thing for PA which si why I am here looking, so that would mean not to end it...I think ill send it anyway.