Wrong address on W2

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  1. Joe C

    Joe C Guest

    On my W2 for 2006, it seems my employer somehow changed my
    address. I've been living at the same residence for over
    twenty years, so it was definitely an error on their part.
    How should I handle this and will this be a problem for me?
    My employer, The City of NY, has not been very helpful. They
    say it would take a long time to get a corrected W2.

    Thanks,
    Joe

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    Phil Marti Guest

    "Joe C" <> wrote:

    > On my W2 for 2006, it seems my employer somehow changed my
    > address. I've been living at the same residence for over
    > twenty years, so it was definitely an error on their part.
    > How should I handle this and will this be a problem for me?


    It's not a problem as long as your name and SSN are correct.
    You should make sure they correct their records going
    forward, but there's no need to worry about the 2006 W-2.

    --
    Phil Marti
    Clarksburg, MD

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    Bill Brown Guest

    "Joe C" <> wrote:

    > On my W2 for 2006, it seems my employer somehow changed my
    > address. I've been living at the same residence for over
    > twenty years, so it was definitely an error on their part.
    > How should I handle this and will this be a problem for me?
    > My employer, The City of NY, has not been very helpful. They
    > say it would take a long time to get a corrected W2.


    If the only error is the mailing address, forget about it.
    It's not a problem. The IRS looks at the name and SSN to
    ensure they have the right person's W-2.

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    << nor can it used, for the purpose of avoiding penalties >>
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    Bill Brown, Feb 7, 2007
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  4. "Joe C" <> wrote

    > On my W2 for 2006, it seems my employer somehow changed my
    > address. I've been living at the same residence for over
    > twenty years, so it was definitely an error on their part.
    > How should I handle this and will this be a problem for me?
    > My employer, The City of NY, has not been very helpful. They
    > say it would take a long time to get a corrected W2.


    It's not a problem for filing purposes as far as I see it,
    unless they have you living in another state.

    Don't worry about this years W-2, but get it fixed for the
    future.

    --
    Paul Thomas, CPA


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    << that may be imposed upon the taxpayer. >>
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    << to this newsgroup as well as our anti-spamming policy >>
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    << Copyright (2006) - All rights reserved. >>
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    Paul Thomas, CPA, Feb 7, 2007
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    Mike Wellman Guest

    "Joe C" <> wrote:

    > On my W2 for 2006, it seems my employer somehow changed my
    > address. I've been living at the same residence for over
    > twenty years, so it was definitely an error on their part.
    > How should I handle this and will this be a problem for me?
    > My employer, The City of NY, has not been very helpful. They
    > say it would take a long time to get a corrected W2.


    The address on the W-2 is not used by the IRS. It is of no
    consequence as long as you actually received your W-2.

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    << that may be imposed upon the taxpayer. >>
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    Mike Wellman, Feb 7, 2007
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    Guest

    "Joe C" <> wrote:

    > On my W2 for 2006, it seems my employer somehow changed my
    > address. I've been living at the same residence for over
    > twenty years, so it was definitely an error on their part.
    > How should I handle this and will this be a problem for me?
    > My employer, The City of NY, has not been very helpful. They
    > say it would take a long time to get a corrected W2.


    I see wrong addresses on W2s all the time. Taxpayers move
    and forget to update their address with HR. You are allowed
    to correct any mistakes yourself in boxes that have letters,
    but not in the boxes that are numbered. If you paper file,
    just ignore it. If you electronically file, enter the W2
    info to match the form. It will not affect your return at
    all.

    Dennis

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    << to this newsgroup as well as our anti-spamming policy >>
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    , Feb 7, 2007
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    Don Priebe Guest

    > On my W2 for 2006, it seems my employer somehow changed my
    > address. I've been living at the same residence for over
    > twenty years, so it was definitely an error on their part.
    > How should I handle this and will this be a problem for me?
    > My employer, The City of NY, has not been very helpful. They
    > say it would take a long time to get a corrected W2.


    Just use it as is - no problem. If you e-file the preparer
    is instructed to enter the address on the W2 even if it is
    not currently correct. But the refund comes to the address
    on the main 1040 form (or is directly deposited.)

    --
    Don EA in Upstate NY

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    << >>
    << The Charter and the Guidelines for submitting posts >>
    << to this newsgroup as well as our anti-spamming policy >>
    << are at www.asktax.org. >>
    << Copyright (2006) - All rights reserved. >>
    << ======================================================= >>
     
    Don Priebe, Feb 7, 2007
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