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I have 3 items in box 14 of my W2. Turbo tax needs a ...

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I have 3 items in box 14 of my W2. Turbo tax needs a category code but how do I know what to enter? Changing the codes changes the amounts I owe for taxes so how do I find out the correct code?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  WebTaxMan replied 9 years ago.

What are the amounts and what are they for in box 14? If can get that information, you might be able to just use the override function in Turbotax.


Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to WebTaxMan's Post: One item is $2755.56 for the Michigan Investment Plan (MIP) for educators. One item is $838.38 for union dues. One item is $994.12 for a pre-tax account to pay for medical expenses.
Expert:  WebTaxMan replied 9 years ago.
Hi again,

I see the problem. The best thing I can suggest is to leave out the MIP when you are filling out your forms for the W-2s, MAKE A NOTE YOU DID SO, then when you are finished entering the W-2's, go back and manually override/plug in the MIP amount directly on the tax return form itself within Turbotax. Make sure you do this before adding extra items to ensure accuracy and Turbotax doesn't get confused. If you can't get that to work, for someone, try taking it in to a local tax preparer, and just ask for help with that part. most likely the preparer will do it for free. Unfortunately, i cannot do it as i do not have physical access to your forms.


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