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How to resolve Lacerte diagnostic Ref. 3440 Form W-2 sent to invalid Form 3903

SOLVEDby IntuitLacerte Tax2Updated August 04, 2021

This article will help resolve the following diagnostic in Lacerte:

  • Form W-2 #X: Excludable moving expense reimbursements sent to invalid Form 3903. (Ref. #3440)

If the taxpayer didn't move, and the W-2 is in error, contact the employer to get a corrected W-2.  If that isn't possible, refer to the following steps, but in step 3, only enter Miles from old home to new work place and Miles from old home to old work place, and enter the same number for both.  This will clear the diagnostic without generating Form 3903.

To enter moving expenses linked to wages in Screen 10:

  1. Select a client in the Clients list.
  2. Select Screen 27, Moving Expenses (3903).
  3. Enter all applicable expenses for the allowable deduction in Form 1040.
  4. Go to Screen 10, Wages, Salaries, Tips.
  5. Enter all W-2 information, including moving expenses reimbursed by employer in Box 12 code P.

  1.  To link the entries in Screen 27 to the W-2, select the name or number of the move in If "P" above, move name or number (3903).

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