My CPA prepared taxes last year. I have form 8582 and all relevant work sheets. But I am still clueless on how to enter information on attached screen in Turbo Tax (Home & Business 2019 CD version).
What is the passive activity? Rental property? Was it reported on a K-1 (from a S-corporation, Partnership or Estate)? Or was it reported as your rental rental on page 1 of Schedule E?
If you receive a K-1 reporting your rental income/losses, then *ONLY* page 2 of the SCH E has data on it concerning your rental property.All rental income/expenses would be dealt with on the 1065 Partnership/multi-member LLC return, and that includes the carry over losses. They would not be on your personal return at all.
However, you mention that you do have IRS Form 8582. That form is only used when reporting rental income/expenses on page 1 of the SCH E as a part of the 1040, 1040-SR or 1041 estate return. Therefore I am assuming you report this rental income on page 1 of your SCH E as a physical part of your 1040 personal tax return. If that assumption is wrong, stop reading now and correct me.
When you start entering this rental property for your first time in the 2019 program, see the screen shot below for what you "MUST" select in order to account for your prior year's carry over losses. You'll find this screen in the "Property Profile" section for the rental.
Now if any of the other information from last year's return doesn't agree with what TurboTax figures, then it's most likely because "you" entered incorrect data or made a wrong selection. So don't "assume" anything and go changing figures done by the program on your own, without asking about it first. The most common area where folks go changing what the program figured has to do with depreciation. 99.999% of the time the program is right, and the user is wrong. So if you question what the program figures, *PLEASE* for the sale of your wallet, please ask about it.