Can I file more than 1 tax return?

I worked for two different employers last year. I received a W2 for one, but I'm still waiting for the other. Can I go and file for the one I have, instead of waiting for the other one?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    No, you can only file one tax return. It would be unfair to allow a taxpayer to file multiple tax returns, since each tax return would give the taxpayer the standard deduction and personal exemptions, so in effect with two returns, you would be claiming your deductions and exemptions twice.

  • 1 decade ago

    No. The return is for all your income and tax liability for the year, not by employer. You could really mess things up, as the second return would technically be a refund claim and would have to follow the requirements for a form 1040X, with copies of the old and revised returns attached. In other words, don't go there.

  • 1 decade ago

    NO. You need to wait for the second W2. You need to add ALL of your income for the year on one return to arrive at an accurate tax return.

  • 1 decade ago

    No, you file one tax return that includes ALL of your income from various sources. That's why tax return forms say Form(s) W-2, in case you have more than one.

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  • 1 decade ago

    No, you must wait for the other one.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    That would be a great way to get audited.

  • 1 decade ago

    NO!

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