How do I correct the federal or state amounts in W2s?
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Applicable To
94X 1099 W-2 ACA W-4

You may have reported incorrect amounts in W2s that were filed. If you had filed with some other service provider, you will need to enter both the incorrect information that was reported earlier and the correct values. If you filed with us, you only need to enter the correct values as we will easily pull up the information that you reported earlier. 

Here's how you correct the amounts reported 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.

  4. Enter the Employer Details or pull up from the address book and Click Continue.
  5. Enter the Employee Details or pull up from the address book and Click Continue

Make Correction

The flow will allow you to correct the recipient details, federal and state amounts.

  1. In the Federal Correction page, enter the previously reported amount and correct amount in the respective fields.

  2. In the State Correction Information page, enter the previously reported amount and correct amount in the respective fields. 


Continue with the flow and review & transmit your W2 Correction form.

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 already filed my return with TaxBandits. 

  4. Select the employer from the dropdown and click Select & Continue. corresponding to the employees' records you want to correct.

Make Correction

You will be navigated to the Federal Correction page. This is where you correct the employee’s state and federal amount details.

  1. In the Federal Correction page, the previously reported amounts are shown on the left. Enter the correct amounts on the right. 
  2. Click Next

  3. In the State Correction Information page, the originally reported amounts are shown on the left. Enter the correct amounts on the right. 
  4. Click Next.

  5. Continue with the flow to review and transmit the return.

Print Copy

Once your form is successfully transmitted, a copy of the W-2c can be accessed from the Print Center. For step by step instruction on the correction form, click here.

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