My program is picking 1099-R Box1as taxable income...
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My program is picking 1099-R Box1as taxable income, not Box2a. Is anyone else having this issue?

When I calculate "income and adjustments" manually, it gives me an answer that is lower by exactly the amount of difference between Box 1 (Gross Distribution) and Box 2a (Taxable Amount), so it appears the program is using the Box1 amount as the taxable amount.  

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New Member

Retirement tax questions

Summaries in the program usually show gross amounts of income, not taxable amounts.  Look at the 1040 to see.  Click on Forms on upper right, then 1040 on the left.
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Retirement tax questions

Form 1040 Box 15a shows an amount that is higher than it should be on Line 15a by the difference between Box 1 and Box 2a as I entered into Turbotax.  If I enter the Box 2a amount as the gross distribution, then Line 15a reflects the correct amount. It appears TurboTax is picking up Box 1 as taxable, not Box 2a.
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Level 13

Retirement tax questions

Box 1 is supposed to be the taxable amount if you had no "basis" (i.e., after-tax contributions) in your retirement vehicle. What type of vehicle is this 1099-R for, and did you have any after-tax contributions in it?
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Level 15

Retirement tax questions

What code is in box 7?
Is the IRA/SEP/SIMPLE box checked?
Is the box 2b "not determined" box checked?
Is there a value in box 2a that is less then box 1 or is box 2a blank?
**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
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Retirement tax questions

In response to TurboTaxBillMC, the 1099-R is for a non-qualified IRA annuity account.  There were after-tax contributions made to it that were withdrawn and cashed out.  That is the Box 1 amount.  The only thing that should be taxed is the amount shown in Box 2a, which is the interest paid through the year on the money that was in the account.  There is a value in Box 5 that is the difference of box 1 less box 2a.
In response to manuser_22, the IRA/SEP/SIMPLE box is not checked.  Box 2b "taxable amount not determined" is not checked.  There is a value in box 2a that is less than box 1.
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Level 15

Retirement tax questions

What code is in box 7?

There is no such thing as a "non-qualified IRA annuity".   Any IRA is qualified even if there is an annuity held within the IRA.   A Traditional IRA will always have the IRA box checked and the same amount in both box 1 ans 2a and box 2b checked.  It does not sound like this is an IRA.  If held in a Roth IRA then box 7 would be a code J, T or Q.

If box 7 is a code "D" then it is a non-qualified annuity.   The box 1 amount should be on line 16a and box 2a on 16b on the 1040 form (line 12a/b on 1040A).   What is on your 1040?
**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
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Retirement tax questions

Thank you macuser_22!  I had inadvertently entered into TurboTax that the IRA/SEP/SIMPLE box was checked when in fact it was not checked on the 1099-R and continued to overlook that I had checked the box.  That little oversight was what was causing the issue.  TurboTax now gives me the same numbers as I have calculated manually.  Thanks to you and all who provided comment to my question!
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Level 15

Retirement tax questions

Solved in comments.

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
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