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Maryland State Retirement Pickup Contributions (Maryland STPICKUP) are entered in the field specified as Maryland state retirement pickup contributions in the Federal Q&A, or directly on Form W-2. This information will then transfer to Line 3 of Maryland Form 502. Entering the STPICKUP in the Other Box 14 description and amount fields will cause the return to be rejected, as will entering the same information in both areas.

Review the W-2 Data in TaxAct®

  1. From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop), click on the Federal tab. On smaller devices, click in the upper left-hand corner, then select Federal.
  2. Click Wages and Salaries to expand the category and then click Wage income reported on Form W-2
  3. Click Add to create a new copy or click Review to review a form already entered
  4. Enter employer's EIN
  5. Click Quick Entry
  6. In the Other items reported on this copy of Form W-2 section, locate the Maryland state retirement pickup contributions field.
  7. Enter the amount
  8. Close the Quick Entry window. 

Electronic Filing Instructions

To be accepted by the State of Maryland for electronic filing, the only allowable amount in Box 14 is the STPICKUP amount(s). Any other information reported to you in W-2 Box 14 that you have entered in Other Box 14 entries not previously entered should be removed. This information is not accepted by the State of Maryland. If other information is required for your federal return for Box 14, electronically file ONLY your federal return, then remove the information and electronically file ONLY your Maryland return.


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