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How do I import or enter my W-2?

SOLVEDby TurboTax11697Updated 1 month ago

You can enter your W-2 forms into TurboTax both manually and via automatic import from over a million employers.

For you to import your W-2 directly from your employer into TurboTax, the following things are required:

  • Your payroll provider needs to be a TurboTax Import Partner.
  • Your W-2 must be available for import (most are ready by February 1). 
    • We understand the frustration of not having access to all of your tax forms at once. Forms are released by employers on different dates. We appreciate your patience as we work diligently to make sure your W-2 is ready for you as soon as possible.
  • 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 may need the Box d Control Number from your W-2, but only if your payroll provider requires it.

Select your version of TurboTax, then follow the steps provided.

  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.
  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 entered 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.

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