Form W-2 - Tier I Medicare Railroad Retirement

Railroad employees have these possible entries in Box 14 of Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statement:

  • RRTA Compensation
  • Tier I
  • Tier II
  • Medicare Tax
  • Additional Medicare Tax

If you’re a railroad employee covered by the Railroad Retirement Act (RRTA), these amounts are located in Box 14 with the previous descriptions.

Enter the correct amounts for the previous descriptions on Form W-2 in the section for employees covered by the Railroad Retirement Tax Act (RRTA).

Boxes 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 of Form W-2 are for employees covered under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) and should be left blank for railroad employees.

If you need help reporting your Form W-2 in the TaxAct program, go to our Form W-2 - Entering in Program FAQ.