Maryland - State Pickup Amount

Maryland State Retirement Pickup Contributions (Maryland STPICKUP) are entered as "Maryland state retirement pickup" contributions in the Federal Q&A, or directly on Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statement. 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.

To review the W-2 data in TaxAct:

  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 Wages and Salaries in the Federal Quick Q&A Topics menu to expand, then click Wage income reported on Form W-2.
  3. Click + Add Form W-2 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.
  5. On the screen titled W-2: Enter Taxpayer's/Spouse's employer information, enter the Box B - Employer identification number (EIN), then click Continue.
  6. On the screen titled W-2: Enter Taxpayer's/Spouse's information, check Yes, there is something in Box 14, then click Continue.
  7. On the screen titled W-2: Enter Taxpayer's/Spouse's information from Box 14, enter "STPICKUP" for the Box 14 - Description and the Box 14 - Amount, then click Continue.

E-Filing Instructions

To be accepted by the State of Maryland for e-filing, the only allowable amount in Box 14 is the STPICKUP amount(s). Any other information reported to you in Form W-2, Box 14 that you have entered under "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, e-file ONLY your federal return, then remove the information and e-file ONLY your Maryland return.

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.