hflaig02
New Member

STATE MANDATORY TAXES?

My W2 entries are correct for Federal and State Income taxes-approx. $42,800.  These two entries are correct in Turbo Tax.  However in Turbo Tax I see an entry for STATE MANDATORY TAXES for an amount of  $61,465.  I have no idea what this is or  where it came from.  I afraid to file my taxes.  Please advise.

AnthonyC
Level 7

State tax filing

State mandatory taxes generally flows from box 14 of your Form W2.  It sounds like there might be a decimal point out of place and you should review those entries.  Also, it shows you are using the desktop program.  You can switch to the Forms Mode and check for the State and Local Tax Deduction Worksheet (line 17) to see if that number appears there also.  

Also, state mandatory taxes are deductible taxes that are imposed on you by the state that are not direct income taxes (such as unemployment or disability insurance payments that go to the state).

speakit2003
Level 1

State tax filing

In some states Disability Insurance is mandatory. In California it is the total of CA SDI paid in all your W-2 Box 14s.

Rica63
Level 1

State tax filing

Thank you SO much! This is exactly what happened. Turbo Tax auto-filled this number, missing the decimal point! BUT I still can't figure out how to FIX it. Can you say more about how to do that?

Rica63
Level 1

State tax filing

Update: I figured out how to fix it! I had to go back in to Wages & Income, review the Wages & Salary pieces.  

Skyxliner
Level 2

State tax filing

Is this a new thing? I don't believe in prior years that Turbotax would include the CASDI payment for Schedule A line 5a.

MaryK1101
Expert Alumni

State tax filing

Yes, TurboTax included the CASDI payments in the past, but only if they were included in the Box 14 of the W2. 

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Skyxliner
Level 2

State tax filing

Ahh Thanks Mary! @MaryK1101 

 

I double checked prior years and that's how it was calculated as well. My mistake.

MaryK1101
Expert Alumni

State tax filing

The only way I knew is that there was a return with "extra" state tax deduction on the Schedule A so I looked for it.  Thanks for asking- that's why we are here!

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abehanna
Level 1

State tax filing

would be nice if Mr. Turbo could add that  explanation on the software