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The W2 as prepared, as you describe it, appears to be correct to me.
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The W2 does not show the amount taken off my gross in any box, therefore from looking at my W2 you would not know I had anything deducted for health insurance. This to you is correct?
Is the amount that you are talking about related to a Medical Savings Account Plan?
If not, exactly what is it that you are talking about?
I realize that it is related to your dependent health insurance, but if it is exactly $4,000. it appears that it may be part of a plan. That's what I'm asking;
I pay out of pocket, pre tax, for my wife's health insurance. my accountant says it should be noted in box 12. It is not. I don't understand how it can not be noted anywhere on the W-2 and just simply deducted from my gross.
In looking over the codes for Box 12, I don't see any that would correspond to that type of deferral; If you would like to look at the instructions for the W2 here is a link to those instructions:
I suggest that you discuss this with your employer and obtain the explanation of exactly what type of deferral plan is being utilized to make the pre-tax health insurance payments for your wife.