RE: My 941 shows $8000 on line 2 (and it should be 10,000) and $2000 on line 5a (which is correct). It is calculating the SS wages correctly, but not the TOTAL wages. How can I correct this?
From this description, I'm not sure how you have set this up to work:
- All earnings items (Hourly, Salary, Bonus, and Commission) are included in Box 2 and are taxable for SS, so they'll also be included in Box 5.
- Are you using non-earnings items for all of the earnings?
Based on your details, the problem is the item tracking the $2000 of earnings marked taxable for SS. I suspect it is not using a tax tracking type that is included in Box 2 (or in Box 1 of your W-2, when it comes time for that.) What tax tracking type does that item use?
I suspect it should be tracked simply as "Compensation" or similar, which would then add it to Box 2.