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!
- Open (continue) your return in TurboTax if you don't already have it open.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Will I be able to import my W-2 before I get it in the mail?
- How do I find my Employer Identification Number (EIN)?
- Why can't I import my W-2?
- Why did my refund drop when I entered another W-2?