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Form W-2 (DFAS (USMC)): Box 15 employer ID-1 entered is invalid for Electronic Filing. A valid state ID number must consist of only letters and numbers, cannot be all zeros, and cannot have preceding spaces.

In my military W-2 it doesn't have employer ID-1, so how do i go about that.

    Go back to review your W-2 and leave box 15,16,17 blank. So instead of entering your state and then leaving the employer's state ID number blank, leave it all blank.  Box 15 for State is a drop down box, so scroll up to the top and pick the blank top line above AK.

    • Is there anything in your Box 16 and 17?  Was there any state withholding?
    • in box 16 ya and 17 its just 0.00
    • TT knows there is a problem with the Box 15 section, and as a fellow user, I have seen a couple of different ways to approach it.

      TT has posted a workaround for what to do for non-income taxing states in Box 15 when no withholding is shown.  TT suggests to make the state blank and the rest of 15,16,17 blank as suggested above.

      TT has not resolved what to do for income-taxing states, however, specifically when there is an amount in Box 16 and no withholding in Box 17.  But I have seen some answers from other users where people have suggested using the Fed ID number again in the State ID section in that scenario.  Whether that is appropriate or not, I don't know.

      So as a fellow user, it's difficult to know exactly how to advise someone on that second scenario until there is a definite recommendation, or TurboTax fixes the issue, which could take a while.
    • the work around of leaving state blank is not correcting the issue
    • What state, and is there anything in Boxes 16 and 17?
    • Same here, UTAH - and 16 & 17 do have values. State ID contains spaces: 11936903 004 W
    • Workaround for others with my scenario above. Remove Spaces and add TH = 11936903004HTH
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