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chessas84
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What "category" do I choose for box 14? EPSLA 511 is the description

 
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DavidD66
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What "category" do I choose for box 14? EPSLA 511 is the description

Box 14 is primarily for informational purposes.  For 2020, the IRS has instructed employers to report qualified sick and family leave wages under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act in Box 14.  The IRS explains that this reporting requirement is imposed so that employees who are also self-employed can properly claim their qualified sick and family leave equivalent credits.  So, unless you are also self employed, you don't need to do anything with the information in Box 14.

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macuser_22
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What "category" do I choose for box 14? EPSLA 511 is the description

Box 14 is a catch all box for the employer to put anything they want.    There are only are few "standard" entries.  Most have no meaning other than to the employer.    Ask the employer what it means.  (Just a guess Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) perhaps)

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
thegafa
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What "category" do I choose for box 14? EPSLA 511 is the description

W-2 for 2021 has "EPSLA 511 and amount" in the box 14, if not self-employed, can the information be ignored or does it need to be entered? 

FangxiaL
Expert Alumni

What "category" do I choose for box 14? EPSLA 511 is the description

After entering the description from your W-2's box 14, enter the dollar amount and select the correct tax category that goes with that description. If none of the categories apply, scroll to the bottom of the list and choose Other (not classified).

You should always report your W-2 form exactly as shown on the form. Not all items in box 14 have an impact on your taxes, but some do. 

OverTaxd
Returning Member

What "category" do I choose for box 14? EPSLA 511 is the description

There is some guidance here on COVID19 Sick Time: 

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-20-54.pdf 

TeresaM
Expert Alumni

What "category" do I choose for box 14? EPSLA 511 is the description

You will select sick leave wages subject to $511 per day.

Overtaxd, above, is correct. This is from the
Families First Act and it should match the image below.
EPSLA box 14

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