Reporting/claiming union dues
Anyway, when I enter this info in Turbotax, I enter it in the W2 section, but as an employer can put just about anything in those boxes, turbotax (and the IRS) doesn't "know" what these values represent other than what I type into the description box. I just type whatever the description is on the W2. For example, "DENTAL" or "HEALTH INS", etc. Now it's pretty easy to see what these are if you are a human, but it's not a list entry.
OK so later on in the deductions section of the software it asks if any union dues were paid - do I enter the $722 twice or is it already accounted for when entering the W2?
Theoretically the difference in tax due would be the effective rate times the value (in this case maybe $100).