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yanko
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Is Massachusetts PFML tax deductible on line 5a of Schedule A? It is reported in box 14 on W-2. Turbo Tax has not included it in line 5a. How can I make it do it?

This tax is withheld from my earnings along with Federal and State income taxes on my pay stub. As a mandatory local tax it qualified to be included inline 5a on schedule A but TurboTax has not.
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BillM223
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Is Massachusetts PFML tax deductible on line 5a of Schedule A? It is reported in box 14 on W-2. Turbo Tax has not included it in line 5a. How can I make it do it?

This Massachusetts webpage describes the PFML fee as a "tax", and furthermore that employees in Massachusetts cannot opt out of it, which makes it a Massachusetts tax.

 

When you entered this amount into Box 14, what Tax Category did you use? MA Paid Family Medical Leave? I would have though that that would have been enough to put it into line 5a on Schedule A.

 

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yanko
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Is Massachusetts PFML tax deductible on line 5a of Schedule A? It is reported in box 14 on W-2. Turbo Tax has not included it in line 5a. How can I make it do it?

Yes, when editing the W-2, I did specify "Paid Massachusetts Medical Leave" (see screenshot), but when examining the final 1040 output, the amount on line 5a included only the total income tax.

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Thanks for the response! This is exactly what I thought as well. So do I have to add this as an extra local tax in order to trick TurboTax into doing the right thing?

 

Yanko

 

AmyC
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Is Massachusetts PFML tax deductible on line 5a of Schedule A? It is reported in box 14 on W-2. Turbo Tax has not included it in line 5a. How can I make it do it?

Your local tax paid could be entered as an additional line on the w2 or entered as additional local tax paid under other taxes.

I recommend: Go to federal > deductions and credits > estimates and other taxes paid > other income taxes > payments for 2018 or a prior year state or local income taxes paid in 2020. Then select locality (bottom selection is Not Listed) and enter the amount.

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