TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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Line 7 (Wages, salaries, tips, etc.) on my 1040 doesn't match my W-2

It won't always match because the etc. in the line description (Wages, salaries, tips, etc.) refers to over a dozen items that might not be on your W-2, including unreported disability or sick pay, scholarship or fellowship income, taxable tips, dependent care or adoption benefits, and excess moving reimbursements just to name a few.

If you're using the CD/download TurboTax software, you can see exactly what's included in Line 7 by switching to Forms mode, opening your 1040 or 1040A form, right-clicking the amount on Line 7 and choosing Data Source, and then clicking Wages, Salaries & Tips Worksheet.

To view a PDF copy of the Wages, Salaries & Tips Worksheet in TurboTax Online:

  1. Open your return if it's not already open.
  2. Select Tax Tools > Print Center near the bottom of the left navigational menu (expand the 3 white lines to open the menu, if necessary).
  3. Select Print, save, or preview this year's return.
  4. Select either All forms or Forms filed with the government plus all worksheets and follow the instructions to preview the PDF file. Page through the PDF until you find the worksheet.