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heldtp
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Box 18-20 blank on W2, I assume this means my employer did not withhold local taxes?

The Employer is in GA and I am in PA.  Could this be the reason they did not withhold tax?
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MargaretL
Employee Tax Expert

Box 18-20 blank on W2, I assume this means my employer did not withhold local taxes?

Yes, you are correct. If the fields are blank, it means there's no withholding and it does happen often if the employer is located in a different state.

one1deuce
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Box 18-20 blank on W2, I assume this means my employer did not withhold local taxes?

hello. my employer is in Missouri, i am in California and my box 18 is blank. but box 19 is $968. my online tax form keeps giving me an error because it says box 18 cannot be blank. when i enter 0 into box 18 i get another error saying that box 19 has to be less than 30% of box 18?

KrisD15
Employee Tax Expert

Box 18-20 blank on W2, I assume this means my employer did not withhold local taxes?

Check with your company's payroll department. 

 

Box 19 is the local tax withheld, so box 18, which is the income you earned for that tax to be withheld on, can't be zero. 

 

It seems they will need to issue you a corrected W-2. 

 

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Kiyahbaby1013
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Box 18-20 blank on W2, I assume this means my employer did not withhold local taxes?

How do i go about filing this will i owe money back in taxes

Kiyahbaby1013
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Box 18-20 blank on W2, I assume this means my employer did not withhold local taxes?

Do i owe back in taxes if my employer didn’t put anything for lines 18-20 when there in tx an im in IN which is local tax state

xmasbaby0
Level 15

Box 18-20 blank on W2, I assume this means my employer did not withhold local taxes?

@Kiyahbaby1013 Your state tax amounts are in boxes 16 and 17.    Boxes 18-20 are for city or local taxes.   Many people do not have anything in those boxes.   If they are blank on your W-2 leave them blank when you enter the information from your W-2.

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