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IRS Form W-2, Box 14, is a text field which allows your employer to enter any information they choose. This can make it difficult to determine what the information entered in that box means and where to report it in your return.

Employers use many different abbreviations and codes in Box 14 to report a variety of information. You may need to ask your employer to interpret any codes or abbreviations that don't make sense. 

Some of the more common items listed in Box 14 are listed below (click the applicable link for each for more information). 

To enter or edit Form W-2, Box 14 information:

  1. From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop), click Federal. On smaller devices, click in the upper left-hand corner, then choose Federal.
  2. Click Wages and Salaries in the Federal Quick Q&A Topics menu to expand the category and 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 Review to review a form already created
  4. Continue to the screen titled W-2: Enter [Taxpayer's] information  
  5. Scroll down to the Box 14 section and click the checkbox next to "Yes, there is something in Box 14"
  6. Click Continue
  7. On the W-2: Enter [Taxpayer's] information from Box 14 screen, enter the information listed on the W-2 you received. Click View More in the shaded box on that screen for additional guidance.

Entry of information in Box 14 does not automatically transfer to any other form in TaxAct. The information you enter on the W-2 odds and ends screen is only for your benefit and tax records. If you have Box 14 information that needs to be reported on your return, you will need to enter the information in the appropriate section of the Federal Q&A.

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