TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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How do I import my W-2?

To successfully import your W-2, you'll need a few things:

  • Your employer's payroll provider needs to be a TurboTax Import Partner.
    • If they're not, you won't be able to import.
  • Your W-2 must be available for import (almost all are ready by February 1).
    • Some employers disable W-2 import after April 18.
  • Your employer's EIN (Employer Identification Number). We need this to determine if your employer is a TurboTax Import Partner
  • The Box 1 amount from your W-2.
    • You can also use the YTD (Year to Date) gross income from your year-end paystub. More info
  • In some cases, the Box d Control Number from your W-2.
    • If your employer requires this to import, and you don't have your W-2, you won't be able to import.

Got all that? Let's import your W-2!

Import Instructions

  1. Open (continue) your return in TurboTax if you don't already have it open.
  2. Inside your TurboTax program, search for W-2 (upper- or lower case, with or without the dash) and then click the Jump to W-2 link in the search results.
  3. Enter your 9-digit Employer ID Number on the Let's Start With a Bit of Info screen. Click Continue.
    • If you land on the Here's your W-2 info screen instead, click Add Another W-2 to get to the above screen.
  4. If import is available for your employer, you'll see You're Now Ready to Import Your W-2 or Great News! We Can Enter Your W-2 For You.
    • Enter the requested information and click Continue to import.
    • If import isn't available, you'll get a screen where you can manually enter your W-2 information.

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