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ProSeries requires an employer state id number, but yet the w2 doesnt have one. How do i get by this??

KennyGee
Level 2

I have a W2 with no state id number. How do I efile this return without a state id?

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abctax55
Level 15

Try all 99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999's (or however many it takes to fill the slot πŸ™‚   It usually works.

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abctax55
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Try all 99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999's (or however many it takes to fill the slot πŸ™‚   It usually works.

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KennyGee
Level 2

That seemed to work. Thank you!!

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rbynaker
Level 11

I usually just put in the FEIN.  If there's state withholding, there really should be a state ID number.  Usually the problem is that there's no state W/H but the software is still inexplicably grumpy so it probably doesn't matter what you put in there to make the error go away.  My concern when there's state withholding but clearly the employer is not competent enough to include the ID number, are they competent enough to be filing W-2s with the state and remitting the taxes withheld?

IRonMaN
Level 15

The federal EIN won’t work in Minnesota.  It’s been awhile since I had to do one but I believe the 9s work - as long as you use the correct number of digits for a MN ID.

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