If you have received a W-2C form and you have already filed an income tax return for the year shown in box C, you may have to file an amended return.
If you have not filed your return for the year shown in box c, use the corrected information on the W-2C to file your return. To see a sample W-2C, please click here.
How do I know if I need to file an amended return?
Compare the amounts on this form with those reported on your income tax return. If the corrected
amounts change your U.S. income tax, file an amended return.
The refund amount did not change.
You do not need to file an amended return. Keep the W-2C with your tax records in case you need it for future reference.
How do I enter the W-2C in the program?
The W-2C is entered the same as your W-2. However, at the top of the entry screen, choose 'This is a corrected W-2'.
If you have not filed or the original return was rejected:
Edit the existing W-2 and enter the correct information from the W-2C. Do not add a second W-2 reporting the income twice.
If you filed a return and it was accepted:
You will still need to edit the W-2 entry and enter the correct information. However, if the return was already accepted, you may need to file an amended return. We recommend you wait until the return is accepted and processed before amending, This is recommended in case the IRS catches the error and adjusts the return or requests information rather than an amended return.