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E-file rejection error FW2G-502: Form W-2G, Payer EIN must match data in the IRS e-File database

SOLVEDby TurboTax2544Updated January 13, 2023

This rejection occurs when the payer's federal ID number on the W-2G doesn't match the IRS's records.


  1. Sign in to TurboTax
  2. On the Tax Home screen, select Fix my return in the Your 2022 taxes need attention box
  3. On the next screen, select Fix it now next to Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  4. On the EIN does not match the IRS records screen, make sure the Payer's EIN entered exactly matches what's on your W-2G form
  5. If this ID number is wrong, select No
    • If this ID number matches what's on your W-2G, select Other options on this page to see other solutions
  6. You'll need to correct this number on your federal tax return. Select Federal from the left menu, then Wages & Income
  7. On the Great! We've got your income info screen, select Edit/Add next to Gambling winnings. On the next screen, select Edit next to the W-2G that contains incorrect info
  8. Correct the Payer Federal Identification number and Continue
  9. On the Here's your W-2G info screen, select Done, and continue through the screens until you reach Your income
  10. Select File in the left menu, then Continue to refile your return

If you weren't able to resolve your issue with the recommended solution, you can:

  • Contact the casino or gambling establishment to verify that their federal ID number on the W-2G is correct
    • If your W-2G is incorrect, correct the information in TurboTax and refile your return using the preceding instructions
    • Ask them to send you a corrected W-2G for your records
  • Print and mail your return

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