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On a W-2 Box 14, what does 414H mean?

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On my W-2 Box 14 I have some payroll deductions that are labeled 414h, unio,ui/hc/wf, di, what do these abbreviations mean and are they tax deductible?

Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Wendy Reed replied 11 years ago.
It sounds like you are a NJ state, county, or government employee?

414H refers to the IRS code for a specific type of pension. The amount in box 14 is probably the amount that was deducted from your wages and put into the pension.

unio probably represents your union dues which were deducted from your paycheck.

uihcwf--stands for unemployment, healthcare, workforce development, and the max amount for NJ last year was 105.83. These are taxes that NJ takes out to fund various social programs, such as unemployment insurance.

di- stands for disability. If your employer does not have its own disability fund, you must contribute to the NJ disability fund, which will benefit you in case you ever need to be paid disability. The max amount in NJ for 2005 was 124.50.

Your 414H amount was probably already deducted before federal tax, so it is not tax deductible.

The following are deductible IF you itemize (list deductions instead of taking the standard deduction)

union dues are a miscellaneous deduction subject to a limitation of 2% of your gross income

uihcwf and di are deductible as "local taxes" which can be added to your state income taxes on the schedule A.