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what does code E 10 in box 14 of my W-2 mean

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what does code E 10 in box 14 of my W-2 mean?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Wendy Reed replied 5 years ago.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to assist you. I will give the best answer that I can with the information provided.


Hello there,


There are no "standard" codes for box 14, because it is an optional additional information box. Code E in box 12 would mean contributions to a 403B deferred compensation plan.


There are many things that E 10 may stand for--employer reimbursement, state disability, special military pay designation, etc.


You may need to ask your employer for the exact meaning of the code.


Here is a summary of Box 14 and a rehash of what I told you: