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Got W2c. Only changes are box 3-6. Need amendment?

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I received W2c for 2010.  I already filed the tax for 2010 last year.

Here are the boxes that has changes:
Box 3 Social security wages,
Box 4 Social security tax withheld,
Box 5 Medicare wages and tips,
Box 6 Medicare tax withheld.

All the numbers in the "correct information" column are less than the numbers on the "previously reported" column.

The other boxes are empty.

Do I need to file an amendment for my tax?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Lev replied 2 years ago.
Hi and welcome to Just Answer!
It is very unlikely that you need to amend your 2010 income tax return.
Because mainly you used amounts from box 1 and box 2 - and these amounts were not changed.

Amounts from boxes 3-6 are very rare used on your tax return.
Let me know if you need any help.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Is there any disadvantage if I send IRS an amendment?

I used turboTax to prepare it. I saw most of the boxes are empty on 1040X.
Expert:  Lev replied 2 years ago.
Because your taxable income is not changed - even you file your amended tax return - there would not be neither refund nor tax due - so - there would not be neither any advantage nor disadvantage.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
So I know the W2C did not create any change to any information on my tax forms.

Is it ok to not file an amendment?
Expert:  Lev replied 2 years ago.
Yes - you may file an amended that return - that is not prohibited.
Because amended return will not change anything in your filing - you are not required to amend and the IRS would not ask you to amend.
If you were my client - I would suggest not to amend.

If you still decide to amend...

To amend your federal tax return - use form 1040X - http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040x.pdf

Be sure to enter the year of the return you are amending at the top of Form 1040X. The form has three columns. Column A shows original or adjusted figures from the original return. Column C shows the corrected figures. The difference between Columns A and C is shown in Column B. There is an area on the back of the form to explain the specific changes being made and the reason for each change.

Because - there is no difference - all amounts in columns A and C will be same and in column B will be zeros.

If you decide to amend - you need to attach form W2C to your amended tax return.

 

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