Jump to content


Photo

Two W2's but same employer


  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#1 taxguy057

taxguy057

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 251 posts

Posted 05 March 2009 - 08:06 PM

I have a client who has two w2's from the same employer. There was no break in employment during the year. Can I just combine the amounts under one w2 in the system or must I separate them? Of course if i combine, the tax should be less than if separate right?

All helpful replies will be greatly appreciated.... :blush:

#2 TAXBILLY

TAXBILLY

    ATX Guru

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,201 posts

Posted 05 March 2009 - 08:10 PM

Are the FEIN numbers the same on both?
taxbilly

#3 Tax Prep by Deb

Tax Prep by Deb

    ATX Master

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,030 posts
  • State:CA

Posted 05 March 2009 - 08:21 PM

Could it be a corrected W-2 and just not marked as such?

It could be they changed payroll midyear and didn't know how to merge the two together, at any rate I would certainly ask more questions.

Deb!

#4 taxguy057

taxguy057

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 251 posts

Posted 05 March 2009 - 08:34 PM

I have a client who has two w2's from the same employer. There was no break in employment during the year. Can I just combine the amounts under one w2 in the system or must I separate them? Of course if i combine, the tax should be less than if separate right?

All helpful replies will be greatly appreciated.... :blush:


@billy

Yep!

#5 taxguy057

taxguy057

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 251 posts

Posted 05 March 2009 - 08:37 PM

Could it be a corrected W-2 and just not marked as such?

It could be they changed payroll midyear and didn't know how to merge the two together, at any rate I would certainly ask more questions.

Deb!


not likely...one amount 20,000+ and other 8,000+

#6 taxbrewster

taxbrewster

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 111 posts

Posted 05 March 2009 - 08:40 PM

I have seen it before with a company that switched payroll companies mid year...I entered them separate...had no problems..

#7 mcb39

mcb39

    ATX Supreme Guru

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,975 posts
  • State:WI

Posted 05 March 2009 - 08:40 PM

Take the extra step and list them separately. I have seen this happen from time to time when companies change a payroll method or who knows what during the year. It only takes a minute to do them both; expecially if you are using auto-fill.

Just my opinion and the way that I would do it.

#8 Janitor Bob

Janitor Bob

    ATX Master

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,355 posts
  • State:OH

Posted 05 March 2009 - 08:44 PM

Take the extra step and list them separately. I have seen this happen from time to time when companies change a payroll method or who knows what during the year. It only takes a minute to do them both; expecially if you are using auto-fill.

Just my opinion and the way that I would do it.


Does the client have his last pay-stub from 2008? If so, make sure the year-to-date gross earnings match the combines W-2's

#9 David1980

David1980

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 497 posts

Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:17 PM

Of course if i combine, the tax should be less than if separate right?


No, the tax shouldn't change at all.

#10 jasdlm

jasdlm

    ATXaholics Anonymous

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 764 posts

Posted 05 March 2009 - 11:21 PM

You probably already checked, but did he work for the same company in two different states?

#11 jklcpa

jklcpa

    ATX Supreme Master

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,984 posts
  • State:DE

Posted 06 March 2009 - 12:43 AM

I have a client that is a teacher at a private school. Each year he brings me 2 form w-2s from that one school. He said the reason is that the one is for his main contract, the other one is for additional programs outside the contract that he does during the summer months. I think the school does this so that their auditors can tie in the payments to the contracts.

I always enter them as 2 separate w-2s in the ATX program. I just let the system do the math.

#12 BulldogTom

BulldogTom

    ATX Guru

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,115 posts

Posted 06 March 2009 - 10:21 AM

At our company, each state the employee works in generates a W2. I don't know why the payroll service requires this. We have to set them up under a different ID when they work in a different state. Could this be what happened?

Tom
Lodi, CA

#13 Catherine

Catherine

    ATX Supreme Guru

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,508 posts
  • State:MA

Posted 06 March 2009 - 10:55 AM

At our company, each state the employee works in generates a W2. I don't know why the payroll service requires this. We have to set them up under a different ID when they work in a different state. Could this be what happened?

Tom
Lodi, CA



Client of mine came in with these this year; his employer changed the name of the division he works in part way through the year. So they gave out 2 W-2's, same FEIN. Said they "didn't know how to combine the two numbers".

Funny part -- he works for a national payroll processing company.

:lol:




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users