There are several different types of deductions and benefits that can be reported in Box 12. It will display an identity code followed by the dollar amount. For descriptions of these identity codes, please consult your tax accountant or the IRS. To see where these codes are assigned in the system, you can follow these steps:

    • Open the Benefit or Deduction in Configuration
    • On the General tab, if Box 12 is selected in the field labeled 'Include amounts for this deduction/benefit in W-2 box' there will be a list of identity codes on the right
    • The identity code on this record at the time of the calculation is what will appear on the W-2