PaulaM thank you for your reply and yes ma'am we are husband and wife. I do have a schedule C for both of us. So in the State how do i get passed this and I did not mention (was not thinking of it) but I am also a independent sales rep and i have a schedule c for it as well. if i hit enter then it says i have entered too much self employment on the previous screen . the two amount can not be greater than the amount on the federal return.