Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceTaxesUnited States · 8 months ago

How do I file w-2 tax returns?

This is my first time having to do this and I am not sure how to. I tried to ask my mom but she was rude and did not want to help me. 

7 Answers

  • Reena
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    go to and choose free file then choose a free software program and file your taxes. You must have your W-2 ready and a pen and paper.

  • 8 months ago

    Download the instructions and read them.

  • 8 months ago

    Fill out Form 1040. You can do it online or on paper.

  • 8 months ago

    just go to a tax place and they'll help you out with it

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  • Amy
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Go to

    Click on "Do your taxes for free"

    Choose a filing software. If your state has an income tax, make sure you choose one that will file the state tax return for free.

    (OR - start on your state's website instead and follow the equivalent links)

    Follow the instructions.

    They will have you type in or scan all the information from your W2, as well as other facts like whether you are a dependent.

    The full instructions are here

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    go to a tax place and have them help you with it

  • NA
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    You file paperwork and that is your tax return.

    Your W-2 is an informational return that is your source data for your 1040.

    Wait until after mom files if you are a dependent.  Then you can go to and check out the free file sites.

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