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A friend's son was an apprentice in his field for most of 2007 and worked for many different companies. As a result he received ten W-2 forms. Two of them were from the same company and each listed identical amounts in boxes 1-6. He, in fact, made 10,841.41 in total, yet they issued him two w-2's with the same wages on both. The only difference is that on the second W-2 the notations in box 14 are different.

Are you sure one of them wasn't marked "corrected"?

It really doesn't matter to his return since the Box 14 numbers are just information items. Don't worry about the duplication. If IRS inquires it will be easy to explain. (Do make sure he hangs on to his paystubs.)

Trust me, they've seen it before.

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