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How do I import or enter my W-2?

SOLVEDby TurboTax8605Updated May 25, 2022

You can import your W-2 directly from over a million employers. Follow the instructions below.

TurboTax Online

  1. Sign in and continue your return
  2. Select the magnifying glass, search for W-2 and select the Jump to link
  3. Select Work on my W-2 and Continue
    • If you've already entered a W-2 or need to add another one, select Add another W-2
  4. Enter your Employer Identification Number (EIN) from Box b on your W-2
    • If your W-2 can be imported, you'll come to the Great news! We can automatically import your W-2 info screen. Answer the questions to complete your import.
    • If TurboTax doesn't recognize your EIN you can use the TurboTax mobile app to snap a photo of your W-2, upload it from your computer, or fill it in yourself.

TurboTax CD/Download

  1. Open your return
  2. Select Search, search for w-2, and select the Jump to link
    • On Mac: Select the Federal Taxes tab, then select Wages & Income
  3. On the Let's get your W-2 info screen, select Work on my W-2 and Continue
    • If you've already added a W-2 or need to add another, select Add another W-2
  4. Enter the 9-digit Employer ID Number from your W-2, and select Continue
    • If your employer is a TurboTax partner, we'll say Great News! We Can Enter Your W-2 for You and lead you through the steps to import your W-2
    • If TurboTax doesn't recognize your EIN you can fill in your W-2 info yourself.
  • Your payroll provider needs to be a TurboTax Import Partner
  • Your W-2 must be available for import. Most are ready by February 1 and some are disabled after the filing deadline
  • We need the Box 1 amount from your W-2 or the year-to-date YTD gross income from your year-end pay stub
  • In some cases, we'll need the Box d Control Number from your W-2, but only if your payroll provider requires it

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