I am a salaried full-time employee at my company in California, USA.
I noticed on both my final 2014 paystub and on my W-2 form that the paid time off (PTO) I took for vacation last year was listed as extra taxable income. Basically, my company computed the extra income by taking the N vacation and multiplying it by my pro-rated daily pay rate (even though I am on a salary).
For example, if I made a $100,000 salary last year (pro-rated to be $400 per day) and took 5 days off, then my total income showed up as $100,000 + 5 x $400 = $102,000 on my W-2 form. However, the pay I received was exactly $100,000 not $102,000.
I don't understand why the PTO shows up as extra income that I never received but that I have to pay tax for. I am already paid on a salary, so I received my monthly salary even when I took the PTO days off. Would should there be extra taxable income?