TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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How do I import 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.

For instructions on how to import your W-2, select your TurboTax version:

TurboTax Online - Import Your W-2 

TurboTax Mobile App - Import Your W-2 

TurboTax Software (CD/Download) - See below.

 

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.

 Let's import your W-2!

Select your TurboTax version below and follow the instructions to import 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.

If your employer is not a TurboTax partner, or if you're otherwise unable to import your W-2, you can always manually enter the info from your W-2:

  • 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.

 

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