How and where to Post claim "IRS Notice 2014-7 excludable income"

How and where do I enter IRS Notice 2014-7 excludable income on my Federal Return?,  I am totally confused and don't know how to proceed.  I'm getting conflicting guidance.

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TurboTax can exempt income under Notice 2014-7 per the IRS instructions.  Under this Notice certain Medicaid waiver payments are treated as difficulty-of-care payments when received by an individual care provider for care of an eligible individual (whether related or unrelated) living in their home. If you are not sure if your payments qualify for the waiver then ask the payer for confirmation.

Medicaid Waiver Payments for In-Home support services are excludable from gross income and should not be included in your earned income.

If these payments are paid to you in box 1 of form W-2 (they should not), first try to get a corrected Form W-2 from the payer. If you cannot get a corrected Form W-2, follow these steps:

  • Do not enter the W-2 in the Wages & Salaries topic.
    Instead enter it as Other Reportable Income under the Miscellaneous Income section. 
    • To get to this section you will click on Federal Taxes, Wages & Income, then Less Common Income, and start next to the last option for Miscellaneous Income, 1099-A, 1099-C. 
    • Next click start next to the last option for Other Reportable Income click yes and follow the instructions below. 
  • You will make two entries:
  1. Your first entry description would be W-2 EIN # (enter EIN number from W-2) Box 1 Medicaid Waiver Payments, and enter the Box 1 amount as a positive number.
  2. Next you click "Add Another Miscellaneous Income Item," and enter this description: IRS Notice 2014-7 excludable income and enter the W-2 Box 1 amount as a Negative (-) number. This both shows and explains removing the W-2 income, placing a zero on Line 21 of your Form 1040.

If your W-2 has federal or state taxes withheld, you can enter these amounts in the Deductions & Credits section under Estimates and Other Taxes Paid, or Other Income Taxes Paid as Withholding not already entered on W-2.

For more information, refer to IRS Notice 2014–7, 20144 I.R.B. 445 and the IRS FAQs.

Additionally, you may file a Form 1040X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, if you received payments described in the notice in an earlier year and the time for claiming a credit or refund has not expired. A taxpayer generally may file a claim for refund within three years from the date the return was filed or two years from the date the tax was paid, whichever is later.  

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