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

This year we've made importing your info into TurboTax easier than ever before! You can successfully import your info directly from your employer.

If TurboTax doesn't recognize your employer's EIN for any reason, and you're using TurboTax Online or the TurboTax Mobile App, you'll have the option to snap a photo of your W-2 using your smart phone.

You can choose to manually enter your W-2 if you prefer. See the instructions for your TurboTax version below. 

Select your TurboTax version:

TurboTax Online - Import or Enter Your W-2 

TurboTax Mobile App - Import or Enter Your W-2 

TurboTax CD/Download - Import Your W-2

  1. Open your return.
  2. Using the search feature in the upper right, search for "w-2" (lower case, with or without the dash) and then click the "Jump to" link in the search results.
  3. A W-2 screen will open. On this screen you can add, edit or delete a W-2 as necessary. Select Add or Edit.
  4. Enter the 9-digit Employer ID Number from your W-2, and click Continue.
    • If your employer is a TurboTax partner, we will lead you through the steps to import your W-2.

Or you can manually enter your W-2:

If your employer is not a TurboTax partner, or if you're otherwise unable to import your W-2 or prefer to manually enter your W-2, you can do so:

  • After following Steps 1-4 above, you will come to the W-2 screen where you can enter the info from your W-2 into the appropriate boxes.
    • You can also skip entering the Employer ID Number and proceed to manually enter your W-2 info.

 

Requirements to successfully import your W-2 directly from your employer

  • Your payroll provider needs to be a TurboTax Import Partner (we determine this by your employer's EIN)
  • Your W-2 must be available for import – most are ready by February 1, and some are disabled after the April filing deadline
  • We'll need 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, we'll need the Box d Control Number from your W-2, but only if your payroll provider requires this for the import (not all of them do).

If TurboTax doesn't recognize your employer's EIN for any reason, and you're using TurboTax Online or the TurboTax Mobile App, you'll have the option to snap a photo of your W-2 using your smart phone.

 

 

 

 

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