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Prior Year W-2s

I need to print w-2's for tax years 2016 and 2017, but I cannot find them in the archive section.

Kristine Mae
QuickBooks Team

Prior Year W-2s

Hello there, Mritter.


You can download the W-2 form for tax years 2016 and 2017 from the IRS website. Then, print it.


Manually enter the information. You can get it by pulling up the Payroll Details report, then customize the dates.


Here's how:

  1. Click Reports.
  2. In the Find report by name field, enter Payroll Details.
  3. Click the Date range drop-down arrow, then choose Custom.
  4. Change the dates, then click Run report.

Let us know if you have other payroll questions. We're just around. 

billy bobs beer belly
Level 1

Prior Year W-2s

QB desktop stores previous years w-2 files in a strange place on your computer. c:/public documents/intuit/ yourcompanyname tax form history/W2intrv and the file will have the year 1231_w2intrv1.  the interview and copies of the form are there and you can print a copy. 

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