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Bailey Settlement on the Retirement Benefits Deduction Worksheet

Bailey Settlement on the Retirement Benefits Deduction Worksheet appear to be correct but the program keeps flagging the Taxpayer number. Where is the error?

The program reports the total allowed and the total of the two numbers in the Taxpayer and Spouse seem to match the allowed.

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Bailey Settlement on the Retirement Benefits Deduction Worksheet

Another thing I can think of is that the 1099-R forms are assigned to the wrong spouse on the original 1099-R forms......The taxpayer is the first person listed on the Personal Information page.....that may or may not be yourself.

 

Then the table at top, on the worksheet you are referring to, right next to the Payers Name...the column has a T or an S, for Taxpayer or spouse.  Then the $$ from that line that are a "T" or "S" and also marked "B" must go into the appropriate Taxpayer, or spouse column down in line 4.  Make sure the $$ are in the correct column at line 4.

 

Make sure the $$ are not pink/red and "Marked as Estimated"

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Something else too.  If the Taxpayer $$ are from a Military pension, that has historically been eligible for the Bailey Settlement exemption.....DO Not double claim it as a Military pension during the NC interview.   It's either one, or the other  (NC DOR has not said whether former Bailey-eligible Military pensions are supposed to switch over or not)

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OR....delete any of your 1099-R forms, and re-enter them carefully thru the interview.

 

I haven't seen such Bailey errors in my test files, but I'll go thru them again late tody to see if soemthing crops up.

____________*Answers are correct to the best of my knowledge when posted, but should not be considered to be legal or official tax advice.*

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Bailey Settlement on the Retirement Benefits Deduction Worksheet

@jimb6451 

For the taxpayer, does the Federally Taxable number at the top (and coded "B" ) match the taxpayer amount in the section below it on line 4 of the worksheet?    Also make sure the Confirmation box is X'ed.

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____________*Answers are correct to the best of my knowledge when posted, but should not be considered to be legal or official tax advice.*

Bailey Settlement on the Retirement Benefits Deduction Worksheet

Thanks for your help. There are three entries under Federally Taxable coded "B". Two for me and one for my spouse. In line 4 below, the number for me, a total of the two for me, and one for my spouse all match from above. THe total in the line 4  matches from Taxpayer and spouse and from the total from above ($86,523)

Bailey Settlement on the Retirement Benefits Deduction Worksheet

@jimb6451 

Well, unless you missed X'ing the checkbox for line 4, I'm not sure what the problem is.

 

Could be a rounding error of some kind.

 

On your original 1099-R forms, edit them, and try dropping the state distribution amount a tiny bit on the page where you made the Bailey Settlement selection...... by dropping the cents (called truncating) such that only even $$ amounts are reported.  State shouldn't complain too much if you happened to not claim a $1 or$2 less as being exempt from state taxation.

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Just make sure your pension $$ are truly Bailey Settlement eligible:

Bailey Decision Concerning Federal, State and Local Retirement Benefits | NCDOR

 

 

____________*Answers are correct to the best of my knowledge when posted, but should not be considered to be legal or official tax advice.*

Bailey Settlement on the Retirement Benefits Deduction Worksheet

I went back and fixed some entries that shouldn't have been classified as Bailey. THe type, Federal Taxable Amoiunt, Eligible for N.C. deduction taxpayer line 4 and Total all match at $79,309.00, but the review continues to take me back to line 4 Taxpayer as needing correction. 

Bailey Settlement on the Retirement Benefits Deduction Worksheet

Also the box for line 4 is checked.

Bailey Settlement on the Retirement Benefits Deduction Worksheet

This is the first time I have had this problem in many years of filing with the Bailey Settlement.

Bailey Settlement on the Retirement Benefits Deduction Worksheet

Another thing I can think of is that the 1099-R forms are assigned to the wrong spouse on the original 1099-R forms......The taxpayer is the first person listed on the Personal Information page.....that may or may not be yourself.

 

Then the table at top, on the worksheet you are referring to, right next to the Payers Name...the column has a T or an S, for Taxpayer or spouse.  Then the $$ from that line that are a "T" or "S" and also marked "B" must go into the appropriate Taxpayer, or spouse column down in line 4.  Make sure the $$ are in the correct column at line 4.

 

Make sure the $$ are not pink/red and "Marked as Estimated"

________________________

Something else too.  If the Taxpayer $$ are from a Military pension, that has historically been eligible for the Bailey Settlement exemption.....DO Not double claim it as a Military pension during the NC interview.   It's either one, or the other  (NC DOR has not said whether former Bailey-eligible Military pensions are supposed to switch over or not)

_______________________

OR....delete any of your 1099-R forms, and re-enter them carefully thru the interview.

 

I haven't seen such Bailey errors in my test files, but I'll go thru them again late tody to see if soemthing crops up.

____________*Answers are correct to the best of my knowledge when posted, but should not be considered to be legal or official tax advice.*

Bailey Settlement on the Retirement Benefits Deduction Worksheet

Thanks soo much for your help. The fatal mistake was putting the Military retirement number in both Bailey and the military pension fields. Once I deleted the pension field, everything was fine and I was able to efile. Thanks again for sticking with me. I am saving that email for the future.

Bailey Settlement on the Retirement Benefits Deduction Worksheet

Great.....thanks for letting us know what the solution was.

 

Not having access to seeing your files (can't do that in this Public Forum) makes troubleshooting problems like this a guessing game, based on what we've seen before.   

 

I hadn't really seen this exact entry error posted before...but it just suddenly occurred to me it might happen.

____________*Answers are correct to the best of my knowledge when posted, but should not be considered to be legal or official tax advice.*

Bailey Settlement on the Retirement Benefits Deduction Worksheet

You are great at knowing where to go. I have been filing with the Bailey for years and never filled in that pension field. Just checked Bailey and went on.

Bailey Settlement on the Retirement Benefits Deduction Worksheet

The Military Refitment field just showed up as something new in 2021, to allow the deduction for all Military retirees (At least 20 years, or medical discharge-retired)...even those not eligible under Bailey.  For instance, a military person retiring in 2023 with 20 years, would have entered service in 2003, which is far too late to be Bailey-eligible.

 

NC DOR didn't indicate whether former Bailey-eligible military folks should change to the new deduction,,, they just said you can't claim both.

____________*Answers are correct to the best of my knowledge when posted, but should not be considered to be legal or official tax advice.*
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