How do I correct the employees’ Name and/or SSN in W2s?
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Applicable To
94X 1099 W-2 ACA W-4

Whether you filed the original W2 with us or with other service providers, you can correct the employee name and/or SSN in TaxBandits. If you had filed the W2 elsewhere, you will need the originally reported details for the correction. 

Here is how you make correction in W2

Filed with other providers 

Choose the FORM

  1. Sign in to TaxBandits, start a new W-2c form. 
  2. Select the Tax year and proceed.
  3. Choose I filed my return with other service providers and click Next.

Make Correction

This is where you enter the prior and corrected employees’ SSN.

  1. Enter the employer details or pull from the address book and click Continue.
  2. Enter the employee details with the correct Name & SSN and click Continue.

In the subsequent steps, the option to correct federal and state amounts detail is available. Continue with the flow to review and transmit the return. Once your form is successfully transmitted, a copy of the W-2c can be accessed from the print center

Filed with TaxBandits

Choose the Form 

  1. Sign in to TaxBandits, start a new W-2c form. 
  2. Select the Tax year and proceed.
  3. Choose I filed my return with TaxBandits.

Choose employees

  1. Select the employer.

  2. Choose the employee entry to correct and click Select & Continue.

Make Corrections

You will be navigated to the Federal Corrections page. This is where you correct the employee’s Name and SSN.

  1. To correct the SSN, check the box and enter the correct SSN.

  2. To correct the Name, check the box and enter the correct Name.

You can correct federal and state amounts detail in the following steps. Continue with the flow to review and transmit the return.

Print Copy

Once your form is successfully transmitted, a copy of the W-2 correction can be accessed from the print center. For step by step instruction on how to download a copy of the correction form, click here.

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