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Form W-2, FICA, Medicare, Tips, Employee Benefits

Question: When an employer provides dependent care assistance, should the employer's contribution be reported in box 10 of Form W-2?

Answer:

Yes.

  • Report the value of all dependent care assistance you provide to an employee under a dependent care assistance program in box 10 of the employee's Form W-2 (PDF).
  • Include any amounts you cannot exclude from the employee's wages in boxes 1, 3, and 5.

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Category: Small Business, Self Employed, Other Business
Subcategory: Form W 2, FICA, Medicare, Tips, Employee Benefits

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