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      02-15-2004, 06:39 AM
Can anyone explain the use of Line 12a on an employee's W-2?
Mine has a $635 amount entered. The IRS explanation mentions
tips--I am not a "tipped" employee. I couldn't understand
the IRS' explanation other than this...?

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      02-16-2004, 08:09 PM
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> Can anyone explain the use of Line 12a on an employee's W-2?
> Mine has a $635 amount entered. The IRS explanation mentions
> tips--I am not a "tipped" employee. I couldn't understand
> the IRS' explanation other than this...?


Talk to your payroll department - they put it there. Or tell
us what code is entered on that line?

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      02-16-2004, 08:09 PM
> Can anyone explain the use of Line 12a on an employee's W-2?
> Mine has a $635 amount entered. The IRS explanation mentions
> tips--I am not a "tipped" employee.


These are elective deferrals to a 401(k) plan.

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      02-16-2004, 09:08 PM
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> Can anyone explain the use of Line 12a on an employee's W-2?
> Mine has a $635 amount entered. The IRS explanation mentions
> tips--I am not a "tipped" employee. I couldn't understand
> the IRS' explanation other than this...?


This line is not from the IRS it is from your employer.
Usually code D is for a pretax retirement payment, eg. 401K.

Missy

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      02-16-2004, 09:48 PM
BenRed wrote:

> Can anyone explain the use of Line 12a on an employee's W-2?
> Mine has a $635 amount entered. The IRS explanation mentions
> tips--I am not a "tipped" employee. I couldn't understand
> the IRS' explanation other than this...?


Every item in Box 12 requires a code that could be any
letter between A and W. See the following link for an
explanation of each of those codes:
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/iw2w3.pdf

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      02-17-2004, 01:37 AM
BenRed <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> Can anyone explain the use of Line 12a on an employee's W-2?
> Mine has a $635 amount entered. The IRS explanation mentions
> tips--I am not a "tipped" employee. I couldn't understand
> the IRS' explanation other than this...?


Box 12a should have a letter and an amount.

What letter is in box 12a?

If you look at the back of the W-2 in the fine print section
for box 12, what does it say for the letter in box 12?

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      02-17-2004, 02:54 AM
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> Can anyone explain the use of Line 12a on an employee's W-2?
> Mine has a $635 amount entered. The IRS explanation mentions
> tips--I am not a "tipped" employee. I couldn't understand
> the IRS' explanation other than this...?


Boxes 12a,b,c&d need a code in them. This tells you what the
figure is for. If the code is D. This would be for a 401K
deduction.

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      02-18-2011, 11:13 PM
So if you have something in 12a then what tax form do you fill out and where do you put it?
 
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      02-19-2011, 04:09 AM
Hello,

I am filing a 1040.

On my W2 in line 12a I have: E 4555.39
And in line 14 I have: CELL 140.00

Where do I apply these on my 1040A?

Thank you for your help.
 

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