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State data must be entered on IRS Form W-2 to transfer to the state return. Enter the state name in box 15, state wages in box 16, and the state tax withheld in box 17. If local taxes were withheld, that data should be entered in boxes 18 through 20 on the Form W-2.

To enter W-2 information in TaxAct®:

  1. From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop) click Federal. On smaller devices, click the menu icon in the upper left-hand corner, then select Federal
  2. Click Wages and Salaries in the Federal Quick Q&A Topics menu to expand the section, then click Wage income reported on Form W-2
  3. Click New Copy of Form W-2 (Desktop users click Add) to create a new form, or click Review to review a form already created
  4. If you choose to use Step-By-Step Guidance, continue to the screen titled Enter your state income and taxes to enter your amounts for Boxes 15-17. You can enter local tax information on the next screen.

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