Form W-2 - Entering in the TaxAct Program

Box 14 in IRS Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statement 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 include

: - 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 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 information, click Yes, there is something in Box 14, then click Continue.
  6. On the screen titled W-2: Enter Taxpayer's/Spouse's information from Box 14, enter the information listed on the W-2 you received. Click the View More link in the shaded box on that screen for additional guidance.

Note. Entry of information in Box 14 does not automatically transfer to any other form in TaxAct. The information you enter on the screen titled W-2 odds and ends 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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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.