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What types of compensation does Box 1 (Wages) on my W-2 not include?

I know contributions to a 401K are not included.  What else?
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    Only compensation that is taxable is included in Box 1 on the W-2. So things like health insurance premiums withheld by your employer, FSA contributions, etc. are not included in Box 1.
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      Contributions to a qualified 125 plan are also not included. A 125 plan is where you set aside pre-tax dollars for medical payments and child care.  You then have to submit documentation to have the money sent to you.
      Nothing else that I can immediately think of are not included
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        You can't enter your info from your paychecks or by using last year's W2 as a sample.  It won't work.  You have to wait for your employer to send you the W2. It is the tax summary of your wages for the year. They have to send it to you by Feb 1. You can't use your last paystub because there might be differences in the taxable amounts sent to the IRS. There are several items that are deducted pre-tax that will affect your taxable gross income.  Usually your last paystub does NOT match your W2!  And you can't file until you get the actual W2.

        We urge you to WAIT!

        You can use your last paycheck and enter it to get an estimate but be sure to come back and correct it when you get the W2.

        LAST YEAR WE HAD PEOPLE POSTING THEY FILED USING THEIR LAST PAYCHECK AND IT WAS NOT RIGHT!!   NOW THEY HAVE TO FILE AN AMENDED RETURN!
        • Quick question about this. Does box 1 also include all stock proceeds (ESPP, RSU's, and Stock options)?
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