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Common questions about Form W-2, Box 14 in Lacerte

SOLVEDby IntuitLacerte Tax49Updated November 18, 2021

Below, you'll find answers to frequently asked questions about entering Form W-2 Box 14 in Lacerte:

Where do I enter Form W-2, Box 14?

  1. Go to Screen 10, Wages, Salaries, Tips.
  2. Under the Wages section, locate the Box 14 subsection.
  3. Enter the amount in one of the applicable fields:
    • RRTA compensation
    • RRTA Tier I withholding
    • RRTA Tier II withholding
    • RRTA Medicare tax
    • RRTA additional medicare tax
    • Ministers housing allowance (SE only)
    • Other (Ctrl+E)

These fields may be different in the current year Lacerte compared to prior years. Also, you may see additional fields specific to the states you've added. For example, State disability insurance withheld [CA only].

Union and Professional dues are reported on Schedule A and subject to the 2% AGI limitation. You can pay them manually or by deductions from wages.

To report manually paid dues:

  1. Go to Screen 25, Itemized Deductoins (Sch. A).
  2. Scroll to the section State Miscellaneous Deductions (Subject to 2% AGI limitation).
  3. Enter the description and amount in the field Union and professional dues [A].

You can report dues paid by wage deductions on box 14 of Form W-2.

To enter Union Dues from Form W-2:

  1. Go to Screen 10, Wages, Salaries, Tips.
  2. Under the Wages section, locate the Box 14 subsection.
  3. Enter the amount in the field, Union dues
  1. Go to Screen 10, Wages, Salaries, Tips.
  2. Under the Wages section, locate the Box 14 subsection.
  3. Enter the amount in the field, State disability insurance withheld {CA, NJ, NY only}.

Don't enter more than the annual amount on any single Form W-2. Any amount greater than this should be refunded to the employee by the employer.

  1. Go to Screen 10, Wages, Salaries, Tips.
  2. Under the Wages section, locate the Box 14 subsection.
  3. Enter the amount needed in the field, Oregon statewide transit tax withheld {OR} line.

When entering the STI tax withheld, Lacerte will include the amount on the federal Schedule A, Line 5a. However, Lacerte won't include the STI tax withheld entered here on Oregon Schedule OR-A, Line 5, per instructions.

This amount is informational only to explain the difference between the box 1 federal wages and the box 16 state wages for New Jersey.

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