TurboTax 2020 deluxe rounds each entry in the 1099-Q entry. As a result, Box 1 (Gross Distribution) does not necessarily equal the sum of boxes 2 (Earnings) and 3 (Basis). Due to this mismatch, TurboTax reports an error and does not let me keep the data.
Gross Earnings of $11,770.74 rounds to $11,771
Earnings of $801.49 rounds to $801
Basis of $10,969.25 rounds to $10,969
Now 801 + 10,969 = 11,770, not 11,771 so TurboTax reports and error and does not let me proceed.
If I understand your answer, you are proposing that I enter *incorrect* information into the software to accommodate a bug in the software. The vendor should fix the bug rather than ask its customers to enter incorrrect information.
Tax forms issued by the IRS do not allow for the entry of cents, so you have to round up numbers in order to complete them properly. Unfortunately, forms completed by those reporting tax information often do include the cents. So that is why rounding is necessary in some cases.
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I don't mind rounding numbers, but rounding them correctly. The problem with this page is that when you round the numbers correctly (versus say rounding up), the totals do not add up.
And Intuit has a page on how to round (https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/investments-and-rental-properties/discussion/the-irs-requires-that...) and it doesn't say to round up.
Please fix the bug already.