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W2 and W2-c question?

Asked by: sleff 518 views YA Discussion

First of all, I would like to know if I receive a W2c from my employer, does it have to contain all the information including the corrected information?

If I get a W-2 and W-2c, which one should I use to file my taxes?

How others found here:

  • how do i get a copy of the corrected w2c that my employer sent to the irs
  • MQGE W2 CORRECTION
  • W2c form to show correction on boxc 12

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  1. RUSerious on Feb 27, 2013 Reply

    Boxes 1 through 20. For the items you are changing, enter under “Previously reported” the amount reported on the original Form W-2 or on a prior Form W-2c. Enter under “Correct information” the correct amount.
    Do not make an entry in any of these boxes on Copy A unless you are making a change. However, see the CAUTION for state, local, or federal government employers below.

    Box 2—Federal income tax withheld. Use this box only to make corrections because of an administrative error. (An administrative error occurs only if the amount you entered in box 2 of the incorrect Form W-2 was not the amount you actually withheld.) If you are correcting Forms W-2AS, W-2CM, W-2GU, or W-2VI, box 2 is for income tax withheld for the applicable U.S. possession.

    Boxes 5 and 6. Complete these boxes to correct Medicare wages and tips and Medicare tax withheld. State, local, or federal government employers also should use these boxes to correct MQGE wages. Box 5 must equal or exceed the sum of boxes 3 and 7.

    A state, local, or federal government employer correcting only social security wages and/or social security tips (boxes 3 and/or 7) for an MQGE employee also must complete Medicare wages and tips in box 5. Enter the total Medicare wages and tips, including MQGE-only wages, even if there is no change to the total Medicare wages and tips previously reported.

    Boxes 8 through 11. Use these boxes to correct allocated tips, an advance EIC payment (before 2011), dependent care benefits, or deferrals and distributions relating to nonqualified plans.

    Box 12—Codes. Complete these boxes to correct any of the coded items shown on Forms W-2. Examples include uncollected social security and/or Medicare taxes on tips, taxable cost of group-term life insurance coverage over $ 50,000, elective deferrals (codes D through H, S, Y, AA, BB, and EE), sick pay not includible as income, and employee business expenses. See Box 12—Codes on page 15 for the proper format to use in reporting coded items from box 12 of Forms W-2.
    Employers should enter both the code and dollar amount for both fields on Form W-2c.
    If a single Form W-2c does not provide enough blank spaces for corrections, use additional Forms W-2c.

    Box 13. Check the boxes in box 13, under “Previously reported,” as they were checked on the original Form W-2. Under “Correct information,” check them as they should have been checked. For example, if you checked the “Retirement plan” box on the original Form W-2 by mistake, check the “Retirement plan” checkbox in box 13 under “Previously reported,” but do not check the “Retirement plan” checkbox in box 13 under “Correct information.”

    Box 14. Use this box to correct items reported in box 14 of the original Form W-2 or on a prior Form W-2c. If possible, complete box 14 on Copies B, C, 1, and 2 of Form W-2c only, not on Copy A.

    Boxes 15 through 20—State/local taxes. If your only changes to the original Form W-2 are to state or local data, do not send Copy A of Form W-2c to the SSA.

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  2. Bobbie on Feb 27, 2013 Reply

    The W-2C corrected one will only have the amounts in the boxes that have been CORRECTED from the original W-2 amounts for this purpose.
    So both W-2 will have to be used in order to CORRECTLY complete your 1040 income tax return during the 2013 tax filing season for this purpose.
    Hope that you find the above enclosed information useful. 02/26/2013

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  3. tro on Feb 27, 2013 Reply

    that’s what a W-2 c is, a correction of the original and if you file manually you include a copy of each, the W-2 and the W-2 c with your return

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