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Substantiated employee business expense reimbursements are reported on Box 12 of Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statement. If you don't use this expense, the unused amount would be taxed as wages.

See Form W-2 - Entering in Program for more information.

Once you've entered your wages from Form W-2, complete Form 2106 Employee Business Expenses to report employee business expenses.

To enter your information for Form 2106 in the TaxAct program:

  1. From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop), click Federal. On smaller devices, click in the upper left-hand corner, then click Federal.
  2. Click Other Adjustments in the Federal Quick Q&A Topics menu to expand, then click either National Guard/Reserve member from Form 2106 or Qualified performing Artist or Fee-Basis Government Official from Form 2106, whichever applies.
  3. Click + Add Form 2106 to create a new copy of the form or click Edit to review a form already created.
  4. Continue with the interview process to enter all of the appropriate information.

The total of the expenses you enter will transfer to Line 7 of Form 2106. TaxAct automatically places the amount on Line 7a (reimbursements for expenses other than meals and entertainment).

If you have more expenses for meals and entertainment, move the reimbursement to Line 7b (reimbursements for meals and entertainment) on Form 2106, or make the change on the Employee Expenses – Employer Reimbursements screen. Enter a zero on Line 7a and enter the reimbursement amount on Line 7b.

Note that any link in the information above is updated each year automatically and will take you to the most recent version of the document at the time it is accessed.


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