My previous employer sent me two W-2s for this year. Neither is a W-2C. All of the information on them is the same, except for the verification/validation number and batch number. All attempts to contact them about this have failed. When I plug it into Turbotax, it is able to auto-populate the information from the W-2 with the higher batch number (which leads me to believe that batch number is somehow tied to date).
There's a help link about what to do if you received two W-2s from your employer, which states to just enter each one of them, but when I do this, I go from a $4500 return to a $150 bill, and it seems to indicate that I made twice what I actually made last year.
Should I disregard the W-2 that wasn't auto-populated (the one with the lower batch number)?