Box 14 Question, How do I enter?

in Box 14 on my W-2, it lists Other, I have two items, CAVPDI and RSU. How do I enter?  RSU does not have a "Tax category"


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Box 14 is an informational field that allows employers to include just about any information they want, so the only way to know for sure what they mean is asking your company payroll department. However, the two acronyms you give are fairly common so I can give you a pretty good guess what they mean.

CAVPDI is probably California Voluntary Plan Disability Insurance. There's actually a "CA VPDI tax" option on the dropdown list for "tax category" in the Box 14 entry screen. CA VPDI very rarely has any impact on your tax return, but as long as you identify it as CA VPDI in TurboTax, the program will do the calculations to see if yours is one of the rare situations where it does make a difference.

RSU probably refers to income recognized by the vesting of Restricted Stock Units. You don't have to do anything with this number...just select "Other - not on above list" as the Tax Category. This income has already been included in Box 1 (and other relevant areas of your W2). Your employer reports this to you for information purposes only. For example, if you make $60k/year, but you had $20k of RSUs vest during the year, you might be wondering why your box 1 wages say $80,000. The RSU entry is just telling you the value of the RSUs was added to your other taxable wages.
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