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Ozarklm
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How do I set up a payroll item that should go in Box 12 with Code L on the W2?

How do I set up a payroll item that should go in Box 12 with Code L on the W2?

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MaryGraceS
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How do I set up a payroll item that should go in Box 12 with Code L on the W2?

Hi there, @Ozarklm.

 

Thank you for posting in the Community. I'd be happy to help share some details on how to set up a payroll item to show in Box 12 with Code L on the W-2.

 

The amounts that appear on tax forms depend on the tax tracking type used in a payroll item. To make sure the tax tracking type is correct, I recommend consulting with your accountant.  

 

Once you know the tax tracking type, you can create the payroll item. Let me show you how:

  1. From the QuickBooks Lists menu at the top, then select Payroll Item List.
  2. At the lower left corner, click Payroll Item then select New.
  3. Select Custom Setup then Next.
  4.  Select Addition then click Next
  5. Enter the necessary information like the Payroll Item Name, the Liability/Expense Account associated with the item, Tax tracking type, How to Calculate the item, and/or Default Rates and Limits (Rates and Limits entered here will affect all employees).
  6. Click Next until you can click Finish.

For more information about this, I recommend checking this article: Form W-2 boxes and codes.

 

However, if the tax tracking type is not available, you can manually enter the code on the W-2. 

 

 

Also, feel free to reach out to our Payroll Support for additional help. They have the tools that can help you get to the resolution quickly. 

 

Here's how:

  1. Go to https://payroll.intuit.com/support/contact/?infosrc=qs&service=16.
  2. Select your Payroll Subscription type.
  3. Click Payroll.
  4. Click on the View Contact Info button to get their contact number.

That should do it. Let me know if you have any other questions about setting up payroll item. I'll be happy to help you out. 

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