J311slx LSU Fan Denham Springs Member since Sep 2011 1657 posts Online
Question regarding potentially incorrect w2
(Posted on 3/5/13 at 2:15 pm)
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!
Poodlebrain LSU Fan Way Right of Rex Member since Jan 2004 15459 posts
re: Question regarding potentially incorrect w2 (Posted on 3/7/13 at 9:43 pm to J311slx)
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.