How to Assemble Paper Tax Returns
- Sign your return.
- Prepare your refund or payment information.
- Gather your tax forms and schedules for assembly.
- Attach additional statements.
- Staple all your forms and schedules together in the upper right corner.
- Attach W-2 and 1099 income documents.
Do I staple or paperclip my tax return?
Completing your Return If handwritten, use black or blue ink only. Do not staple or attach your check, W-2s or any other documents to your return. Submit proper documentation (schedules, statements and supporting documentation, including W-2s, other states’ tax returns, or necessary federal returns and schedules).
Do I staple my federal tax return together?
Staple all your forms and schedules together in the upper left corner. Find the federal copy of each form and staple them to the front of your 1040 in the income section. Only staple these forms to the first page of your 1040 – do not allow your staple to go through all the forms in your return.
Do you attach W-2 to tax return?
You don’t need to send your Forms W-2 to the IRS and should keep them in a safe place with a copy of your tax return. Use Form 8453, U.S. Individual Income Tax Transmittal for an IRS e-File Return to submit any paper documents that need to be sent after your return has been accepted electronically.
How do you attach W-2 to federal tax return?
Place the W-2 on the right-hand side of the top page of your tax return and staple the W-2 in the middle so the IRS employee can quickly see your name and Social Security number without having to remove your W-2. You can also use a paper clip to attach the W-2 to your return.
Can you fold tax returns when mailing?
Yes, you can fold your return to put it in an envelope. When you mail a tax return, you need to attach any documents showing tax withheld, such as your W-2’s or any 1099’s. Use a mailing service that will track it, such as UPS or certified mail so you will know the IRS received the return.
What do I need to attach to my 1040?
n Attach a copy of Forms W-2, W-2G and 2439 to the front of Form 1040. Also attach Forms 1099-R if tax was withheld. n Use the coded envelope included with your tax package to mail your return.
How do you attach W-2 to Efiling?
You need not do any attachments for filing your W-2. You can either import W-2 into your return or you can go to federal taxes – Wages and income, to enter your W-2 information.
What is the best way to mail tax returns?
In addition to getting the postmark, it’s generally a good idea to send your tax return via first-class mail. If you want added assurance, send it certified mail, return receipt requested. Also double check the postage you need.
How do I send my tax return by mail?
Use the U.S. Postal Service® to mail your tax return, get proof that you mailed it, and track its arrival at the IRS. Mailing Tips
- Send to the Correct Address. Check the IRS website for where to mail your tax return.
- Use Correct Postage. Weigh your envelope and apply the right amount of postage.
- Meet the Postmark Deadline.
What if I forgot to attach my W2 to my tax return?
What should I do? If you have filed your tax return by mail and forgot to attach your Form W-2’s, it is best to wait until you are notified by the Tax Board. They may send you a notice regarding the W-2’s, you can send the W-2’s along with the notice.
How do I send my tax documents to the IRS?
Visit www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov or call 877-777-4778. Complete this form, and mail or fax it to us within 30 days from the date of this notice. If you use the enclosed envelope, be sure our address shows through the window.
Do I still need to attach W2 to 1040?
Do not attach correspondence or other items unless required to do so. Attach Forms W-2 and 2439 to the front of Form 1040. If you received a Form W-2c (a corrected Form W-2), attach your original Forms W-2 and any Forms W-2c. Attach Forms W-2G and 1099-R to the front of Form 1040 if tax was withheld.
Where do I staple my W-2 on a 2019 tax return?
You should staple the W-2 to the bottom third of the front page of Form 1040. I worked for IRS for 34 years. This is the proper way. Don’t listen to anyone who says you place the document loose in the envelope.