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Tax question! Please help!

i worked at one job for 7 months, and then moved. i then worked for 2 months at walmart. i quit because i had my baby. made 8 75 an hour, 40 hours a week at my first job, claimed 0, and then made 7.95 at walmart 20 hours a week. still claiming much do you think i will get back? also when should i expect my w2s? im only 19 and confused on how this works. i know it should be sometime in jan. but how long does it usually take to get them?


Asked by Rebekahs_Mommy at 6:13 PM on Jan. 6, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • Your return depends on how much was taken from your paychecks, your filing status, any dependents you plan on claiming, etc., so we would have no clue on how much you would get back.
    W2's have to be mailed out no later than January 31st, 2009, so you will get them sometime in February if your former employers wait until the last minute to mail yours out. Most companies will mail out current employee's first and then former employee's last.
    Be sure that both former employees have your current address. There is nothing worse than waiting for a W2 only to find out that it went to an old address and was then returned to the company because you don't live there anymore. Even if you think you gave them your new address, call their human resource department and give your current address anyway.
    Best wishes!

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 6:36 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • Have no idea what you will get back. Your w2's have to be post marked by jan.31st but they may come earlier

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:16 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • There are lots of tax calculators you can try to use if you have your last pay check stub you will about to get a good guess.

    Answer by spunkymomof3 at 6:20 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • If you use a program like turbo tax they can actually import your W2 information if the companies you worked for participate. That could mean you have the information before the pieces of paper even arrive in your mailbox.

    They have a free version you can download from their website.
    You can also manually type in the information that you think will be on your W2's based on old pay slips and get a good idea how much you will get back.

    Good luck

    Answer by AussieMum2 at 9:10 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • Chances are, since you had the baby you will get all of or most of what you paid in back. W-2 are required to be mailed to individuals by January 31st. You could be yours any time between now and and the first week or two in February.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:15 AM on Jan. 7, 2009