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Should medical leave payment be specified as Paid family leave under "Let's check for uncommon situations", if it's shown as "NY PFL" on box 14 of W-2?

Received medical leave payment due to a surgery, yet it is shown as "NY PFL" in box 14.
But, this post from turbotax said that medical leave is different from PFL. 
So it's confusing to me, what should be selected on "Let's check for uncommon situations" page (of Wages & Income), "Paid family leave" or "None of these apply to me"?

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Vanessa A
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Should medical leave payment be specified as Paid family leave under "Let's check for uncommon situations", if it's shown as "NY PFL" on box 14 of W-2?

 If it is shown on your W2 at NY PFL, it is Paid Family Leave and it is Taxable income. 

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Should medical leave payment be specified as Paid family leave under "Let's check for uncommon situations", if it's shown as "NY PFL" on box 14 of W-2?

Thanks for your reply. But I believe this should be PML (paid medical leave), not PFL, because it was for surgery myself.
This might be a HR's mistake, but if there is no tax difference between these two categories (for example, both of them are just treated as taxable income), I can probably just proceed with this.

So I wonder if there's any tax difference between PML and PFL.

AmyC
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Should medical leave payment be specified as Paid family leave under "Let's check for uncommon situations", if it's shown as "NY PFL" on box 14 of W-2?

PFL is not used for your own situation.  Paid medical leave could have been short term disability, which may or may not be taxable depending on who paid the premiums. If your employer paid the premiums, disability would be taxable to you.

See NY benefits chart

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