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Can't enter form 1099R

Turbo Tax can't find retirement payee.
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Can't enter form 1099R

What do you mean - the payee is you.


Enter a 1099-R here:

Federal Taxes,
Wages & Income
(I'll choose what I work on - if that screen comes up)
Retirement Plans & Social Security,
IRA, 401(k), Pension Plan Withdrawals (1099-R).

OR  Use the "Tools" menu (if online version left side) and then "Search Topics" for "1099-R" which will take you to the same place.

Be sure to choose which spouse the 1099-R is for if this is a joint tax return.
Be sure to pick the correct 1099-R type: Standard 1099-R, CSA-1099-R, CSF-1099-R, RRB-1099-R.

[NOTE: When you get to the "Your 1099-R Entries" screen where you can add another 1099-R, use "continue" to keep going as there are additional interview questions after that screen in most cases. You can always return as shown above.]

**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.**
New Member

Can't enter form 1099R

TurboTax asks for my W-2 but I am a Federal Gov't retirement with a 1099-R and I don't see where I can select an option to enter my Federal 1099-R.

Can't enter form 1099R

Say no to W2 and skip that.


The easiest way to get to the 1099-R entry screen is to simply search for 1099-R (upper- or lower-case, with or without the dash) in your TurboTax program and then click the "Jump to" link in the search results.


Enter a 1099R under

Federal Taxes Tab or Personal (Home & Business)

Wages & Income at the top


Then scroll way down to Retirement Plans and Social Security,

Then IRA, 401(k), Pension Plans (1099R) - click Start or Revisit


If you are filing a Joint return be sure to pick which person it is for.


Don't enter the bank or broker name and don't try to import it.  It is just as fast and easy to manually enter it.  At the bottom pick -  Change How I enter my Form

Then on the next screen pick I'll Type it in Myself





Can't enter form 1099R

I wanted to add.....be sure to pick the right kind of 1099R you got on this screen,

1099R What kind.jpg

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Can't enter form 1099R

Thank you, VolvoGirl

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