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jamielcarmona
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What does TOTAL CITY in box 20 mean?

I received 3 W2s from my employer. The only different are the amounts in box 19 and the locality in box 20. I understand, but one of them says TOTAL CITY. Should I use this W2 only?

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SusanH
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What does TOTAL CITY in box 20 mean?

Ignore the W-2 that only says TOTAL CITY. When you have different cities listed on your W-2, you have each city listed separately and then a total page. You should enter the individual city amounts separately. The one that says Total City reports the total of all city withholding on your W-2 and can be ignored.

Since the 3 W-2's show the same amount in the other boxes, make sure you only report those amounts once. There is room to enter the additional city information at the bottom of the W-2 entry screen.

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SusanH
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What does TOTAL CITY in box 20 mean?

Ignore the W-2 that only says TOTAL CITY. When you have different cities listed on your W-2, you have each city listed separately and then a total page. You should enter the individual city amounts separately. The one that says Total City reports the total of all city withholding on your W-2 and can be ignored.

Since the 3 W-2's show the same amount in the other boxes, make sure you only report those amounts once. There is room to enter the additional city information at the bottom of the W-2 entry screen.

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toadphillips2
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What does TOTAL CITY in box 20 mean?

Ok, I only have 2 copies of w-2's the city local copy and the federal copy that says Total City.  The 19 box have different amounts. Was I suppose to enter both these amounts? I already sent my taxes so I think I messed this part up. Also what exactly is sd-100?
SusanH
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What does TOTAL CITY in box 20 mean?

If you had a total City that has a different number than the number in Box 19 on the other page/W-2, you may be missing a page of your W-2's. It's supposed to be City A + City B = Total City. So if your Total City is a larger number than City A and that's all you have then chances are you're missing the part of your W-2 showing City B. You may wish to contact your employer and ask them about it.

With little information to go on, my best guess is that the SD-100 is your Ohio School District Tax form. I'm not 100% on this as there could be other SD-100 forms out there.
toadphillips2
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What does TOTAL CITY in box 20 mean?

Now that you mention it the city local w2 has 2 cities on it that equals the Total City amount. My issue is I think I just put Total City in box 20 on my return, is that going to effect anything?
SusanH
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What does TOTAL CITY in box 20 mean?

It's hard to tell. If you had a split on your city withholding then that means part of your income was in/for City A ad the other part for City B. It would have affected your either your state and/or your city taxes depending on where you live and how they handle local taxes. You'll need to review your state/city returns to determine whether or not you'll need to amend them. If you have additional questions about how to deal with the change/correction of your city tax, please post a new question.
toadphillips2
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What does TOTAL CITY in box 20 mean?

Ok, Thank You so much! Next time I do my taxes or amend anything I'll take my time and do research first.
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