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I have no dependents and am confused by the $5000 added for dependent care benefits from an employer...what is that?

 
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I have no dependents and am confused by the $5000 added for dependent care benefits from an employer...what is that?

What letter is beside the amount?
DanielV01
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I have no dependents and am confused by the $5000 added for dependent care benefits from an employer...what is that?

Is it in Box 10 of your W2?
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I have no dependents and am confused by the $5000 added for dependent care benefits from an employer...what is that?

Check your W2 box 12 entries.  You may have picked the wrong code in the drop down box.

I have no dependents and am confused by the $5000 added for dependent care benefits from an employer...what is that?

Thank you I will look

I have no dependents and am confused by the $5000 added for dependent care benefits from an employer...what is that?

I have an amount for D-DD-and W ?
DanielV01
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I have no dependents and am confused by the $5000 added for dependent care benefits from an employer...what is that?

Does the W have the $5000, or Box 10 of your W2?
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I have no dependents and am confused by the $5000 added for dependent care benefits from an employer...what is that?

D is for your 401K

DD is for your health insurance 

W is for contributions for your HSA

I have no dependents and am confused by the $5000 added for dependent care benefits from an employer...what is that?

oh thank you......I put my DD in 10......
DanielV01
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I have no dependents and am confused by the $5000 added for dependent care benefits from an employer...what is that?

That's why you got the error.  Box 10 is for Dependent Care FSA, which you don't have.  
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sherry71
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I have no dependents and am confused by the $5000 added for dependent care benefits from an employer...what is that?

doing taxes for my daughter who is single and has zero dependents.

There is NO $5000 shown on her W2 anyplace
The "Dependent care benefits" box is blank on her W2.
She NEVER got $5,000 of dependent care benefits from an employer.

On her W2 box 14
NY-VPDI $16.21 (does have description in list)
NYPFLVP $13.11 (no description but I know it means ' NY paid family leave program')
There is nothing shown in boxes 12a 12b 12c 12d

The Free File added $5000 to her meager yearly income.  They say her employer paid her for dependent care but BOX 10 shows nothing.

HOW can I fix the addition of that $5000 income she never got and employer doesn't offer anyhow?

 

LindaB1993
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I have no dependents and am confused by the $5000 added for dependent care benefits from an employer...what is that?

My recommendation is to delete the W-2 and re-enter the W-2 again.

 

Follow these steps:

  • Click on Wages and Income
  • Delete the W-2 statement
  • Re-enter the W-2 exactly as shown on the statement
  • You should not have an entry in Box 10.
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