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Code Q is nontaxable combat pay. In TaxACT, this is entered in box 12 of the W-2.

To enter military wages reported on a W-2:
  1. From within your TaxACT return (Online or Desktop) click on the Federal Q&A tab
  2. Click Wages and Salaries to expand the section and then click Wage income reported on W-2
  3. Click Add to create a new copy of the form or click Review to review a form already created 
  4. Click Quick Entry or Step-by-Step Guidance to enter or review. If you select Quick Entry be sure to scroll down to answer all applicable questions. 
  5. If you select Step-by-Step Guidance, the program will proceed with the interview questions. Continue to the screen titled Wage - W-2 - Information containing fields for box 12 and box 13 entries. Select Q-Nontaxable combat pay from the drop-down menu and enter the amount reported.


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