IRS: What do I do if forgot to include one of my W-2's with my return?

A simple 4 step guide for solving this common IRS problem quickly and effectively by GetHuman

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Hi there are two things that you can do. When the IRS receives your return, they will notice that your W-2 is missing and they will send you a letter asking you to respond with the missing W-2. You can wait until they send you a letter informing you of this.
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Or, if you can print a copy of your return again, you can print the return and include the missing W-2.
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Make sure to attach a cover sheet exlpaining the mistake, and that you have already filed the return and that the return you are sending them now is a duplicate, and that you would like them to take your missing W-2 for your return.
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If you forgot where to email your return, you can check for the correct service center on this link https://www.irs.gov/uac/Where-to-File-Paper-Tax-Returns-With-or-Without-a-Payment. Let me know if this helps!
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