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J311slx
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Denham Springs
Member since Sep 2011
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Question regarding potentially incorrect w2


I need someone who has experience with something like this to please point me in the right direction. Worked last year in Texas from January to November, then Louisiana November to January. Wife worked same timeframe in both states. On her w2 box 15 & 16 is broken down into two sections, one for TX and one for LA with tax id for both. These two numbers equal the total amount in box 1. On my w2 box 15 only has LA and box 16 only has a small percentage of total from box 1. Is this something that needs to be corrected before I can file and will it affect my return, or do different companies just do this different ways??

ETA: should I contact company (no longer employed there) to correct this or can a tax preparer adjust this when filing

Thanks to anyone who takes the time to read and can help out!



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foshizzle
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Washington DC metro
Member since Mar 2008
29619 posts

re: Question regarding potentially incorrect w2


I have no idea whether the numbers are reported correctly or not but if they got it wrong they have to fix it. It doesn't matter whether you still work there or not.





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J311slx
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Denham Springs
Member since Sep 2011
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re: Question regarding potentially incorrect w2


Bump for anyone that may have advice.
Greatly appreciated







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J311slx
LSU Fan
Denham Springs
Member since Sep 2011
1396 posts

re: Question regarding potentially incorrect w2


quote:

It doesn't matter whether you still work there or not


I know they still have to. I just rather not bother them witg something if it's not required. Thank you though I greatly appreciate it!






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Poodlebrain
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Way Right of Rex
Member since Jan 2004
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re: Question regarding potentially incorrect w2


The amounts in box 15 and box 16 should reflect the amounts you were paid while performing services in the respective states listed. Where you resided at the time you earned the income is not the employers responsibility to report. They are responsible to report where you earned the wages. You report where you resided when the wages were earned since you have firsthand knowledge of that information.

It sounds like your employer has it right. Texas has no state income tax, and you only worked there for a small fraction of the year. They just left the state blank.






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