State and Local Wage on W-2
Asked Jan 22, 2006, 09:45 AM
Thanks for your info on another post, AtlantaTaxExpert. About the W-2,
I am a little confused. I tried to read the W-2 guideline but still could not get it (I am new to this... ).
First what is the difference between State wage (box 16) and Local Wage (box 18) on W-2? I never paid attention to the numbers on my W-2... the one from my past employer.. box 16 and 18 are the same amount, but the W-2 from my present employer is showing different amount. I thought it supposed to be the same. In what situation, the amount will differ ('cuz mine is like 20k difference)?
Second the local income tax (box 19) is the tax you pay to the county where you live in?
Thanks a lot.