Filing tax with no wages in one of the W2's

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    I did a mistake when filling up my w-4 employement
    application form for one of my jobs and I guess I chose not
    to pay taxes.Therefore, when I got the w-2 from the
    employer, it had no wages in box 1. It does have Social
    Security wages, the social security tax withheld, Medicare
    wages, and the medicare tax withheld (which are boxes 3, 4,
    5, and 6) and all the other boxes are empty except 15 which
    mentions the name of the State.

    I am trying to e-file my taxes using turbotax. Since the
    wages is blank it does not allow me to leave it blank and
    turbotax says to put 0 in there for now. After I was done
    filling in other w-2 forms, I realized that the total income
    is not what it is supposed to be because of no wages in one
    of my w-2's.

    Is it okay to file like this? I read some forums saying that
    they don't allow to e-file when you have 0 wages in one of
    the W2's. Some even suggest to put 1 dollar in box 1, is
    that allowed? What would be the correct way to file the tax?
    I don't owe any taxes. I am in fact going to get a little
    bit of return since I had paid taxes on other W2s.

    I would really appreciate your help and concern in resolving
    this issue. Thank you very much.

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    , Feb 13, 2007
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    <> wrote:

    > I did a mistake when filling up my w-4 employement
    > application form for one of my jobs and I guess I chose not
    > to pay taxes.Therefore, when I got the w-2 from the
    > employer, it had no wages in box 1. It does have Social
    > Security wages, the social security tax withheld, Medicare
    > wages, and the medicare tax withheld (which are boxes 3, 4,
    > 5, and 6) and all the other boxes are empty except 15 which
    > mentions the name of the State.


    Unless you put 100% of your pay into a 401(k) at that
    employer, the W-2 is wrong. Regardless of whether any
    income tax was withheld, Box 1 on the W-2 shows your gross
    taxable wages. Get it fixed.

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    Phil Marti
    Clarksburg, MD

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    Phil Marti, Feb 14, 2007
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    "Phil Marti" <> wrote:
    > <> wrote:


    >> I did a mistake when filling up my w-4 employement
    >> application form for one of my jobs and I guess I chose not
    >> to pay taxes.Therefore, when I got the w-2 from the
    >> employer, it had no wages in box 1. It does have Social
    >> Security wages, the social security tax withheld, Medicare
    >> wages, and the medicare tax withheld (which are boxes 3, 4,
    >> 5, and 6) and all the other boxes are empty except 15 which
    >> mentions the name of the State.


    > Unless you put 100% of your pay into a 401(k) at that
    > employer, the W-2 is wrong. Regardless of whether any
    > income tax was withheld, Box 1 on the W-2 shows your gross
    > taxable wages. Get it fixed.


    I have another question. Could I use the same w-2 form with
    blank wages, then fill the amount that needs to go in box 1
    and file the taxes. This will show the right total of the
    wages earned when adding up all the w-2s. Is this a legible
    solution?

    Thanks for your response
    Jason

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    , Feb 25, 2007
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  4. Phil Marti Guest

    >> Unless you put 100% of your pay into a 401(k) at that
    >> employer, the W-2 is wrong. Regardless of whether any
    >> income tax was withheld, Box 1 on the W-2 shows your gross
    >> taxable wages. Get it fixed.


    > I have another question. Could I use the same w-2 form with
    > blank wages, then fill the amount that needs to go in box 1
    > and file the taxes. This will show the right total of the
    > wages earned when adding up all the w-2s. Is this a legible
    > solution?


    You can try. If you're trying to save time, getting it
    fixed is probably faster.

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    Phil Marti
    Clarksburg, MD

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    Phil Marti, Feb 26, 2007
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  5. <> wrote:
    > "Phil Marti" <> wrote:
    >> <> wrote:


    > ...I have another question. Could I use the same w-2 form with
    > blank wages, then fill the amount that needs to go in box 1
    > and file the taxes...


    Phil Marti had the only solution. The W2 has a serious
    error and needs to be fixed. The absence of entry other
    than 2 thru 6 means that nothing was diverted to savings
    either.

    Al Levesque

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