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Retirement tax questions

This error message may be suggesting that you've not only entered the $19,000 as a 401(k) elective deferral but have also entered some amount as a Roth 401(k) contribution.  When that's the case, TurboTax flags the elective deferral as exceeding $19,000 when it's actually the sum of the elective deferral and the Roth contribution that exceeds $19,000.