I received my W-2 from my employer recently and I noticed that the box "Retirement Plan" is not checked. This was checked for the previous years and I have made no changes to the retirement plan.
I contacted the payroll personnel and I was told that even though it should be checked it shouldn't be an issue and I should just keep filing my taxes as my W-2 says (Retirement plan unchecked). I do not believe that this will effect my taxes this year because I didn't contribute to a traditional IRA.
I'm just wondering if it's really OK to file my taxes with this W-2 even though I know the box should be checked. Could this hurt me in the long run?