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Payments to teacher retirement system: trying to locate where to report the deductions from my paycheck to this retirement savings account. assuming it is a tax deduction

i did not receive funds, but funds are being automatically deducted from my paycheck. these funds are being deducted from my GROSS income and may not be tax deductible. i am finding this deduction on my paystub -- it is NOT on my W2.

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Level 11

Payments to teacher retirement system: trying to locate where to report the deductions from my paycheck to this retirement savings account. assuming it is a tax deduction

If that is on your W-2 then it is already being entered on your tax return when you enter the information from the boxes on your W-2.  You do not enter it again anywhere.

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Level 11

Payments to teacher retirement system: trying to locate where to report the deductions from my paycheck to this retirement savings account. assuming it is a tax deduction

If that is on your W-2 then it is already being entered on your tax return when you enter the information from the boxes on your W-2.  You do not enter it again anywhere.

Level 1

Payments to teacher retirement system: trying to locate where to report the deductions from my paycheck to this retirement savings account. assuming it is a tax deduction

its not on my W2 -- its in my paystub info
Level 11

Payments to teacher retirement system: trying to locate where to report the deductions from my paycheck to this retirement savings account. assuming it is a tax deduction

Are you trying to prepare your tax return using a pay stub?
Level 11

Payments to teacher retirement system: trying to locate where to report the deductions from my paycheck to this retirement savings account. assuming it is a tax deduction

Do you have a W-2?  Is there anything in box 12?
Level 1

Payments to teacher retirement system: trying to locate where to report the deductions from my paycheck to this retirement savings account. assuming it is a tax deduction

i have my W2 but this is not listed. box 12 lists medical premiums paid by my employer (benefit)
Level 11

Payments to teacher retirement system: trying to locate where to report the deductions from my paycheck to this retirement savings account. assuming it is a tax deduction

You need to ask your employer where the retirement contributions were listed on the W-2 they issued to you.  Talk to someone in payroll.  if it was taken out of your pay it has to be on your W-2.
Level 1

Payments to teacher retirement system: trying to locate where to report the deductions from my paycheck to this retirement savings account. assuming it is a tax deduction

Thanks. thats what i thought. answers come faster here than there 🙂
Level 1

Payments to teacher retirement system: trying to locate where to report the deductions from my paycheck to this retirement savings account. assuming it is a tax deduction

apparently this deduction is taken BEFORE taxes, and is not to be claimed when filing your Federal Return.

Level 11

Payments to teacher retirement system: trying to locate where to report the deductions from my paycheck to this retirement savings account. assuming it is a tax deduction

Glad you were able to resolve the issue!