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Florida school county Form W-2

Level 2

Client is a teacher in the Palm Beach County school system and the Form W-2 shows an amount in Box 14 coded "FRS" for contributions to the Florida Retirement System. The amount shown reduces the FICA/Medicare wages to arrive at taxable wages.  How should it be coded as a Box 12 item to accomplish the correct treatment?

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Level 8

Box 14 is informational.

You do not need to enter anything into Box 12. 

Generally the amount contributed is subject to FICA/Medicare and Box 1 of the W2 form is less than box 3 & 5. The difference in the totals should be the amount in Box 14.

Level 2

If you have the "Automatically calculate ..." box checked it will not compute correctly unless the item we are discussing is entered in Box 12.

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Level 8

Uncheck autocalculate and enter the amounts from the W2 form, 

Level 2

Thank you for your input.  I was aware of that choice, but hoped to leave the automatic entry box checked.

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Level 8

You can leave the box checked and just overwrite the amount to match the W2 form.

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Level 2

Overwriting is never a good idea, just a last resort.  Again, thank you for your input.

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Level 8

Your are not OVERRIDING the amount in box 3 and 5 your are over writing it.

But you are trying to make up a box 12 entry so that your numbers will match, just enter the correct numbers from the W-2 form in box 3 & 5.

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