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tflanagan
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How to clear error code on 1099-R????

Receiving error code when entering 1099-R. Gross distribution (Block 1) is zero and Taxable Amount (Block 2a) is greater than zero, because this is a policy gain for a life insurance policy that had a loan against it in the past.  Verified with State Farm that the 1099-R is CORRECT, but Turbo Tax keeps giving me an error stating that Box 2a cannot be greater than Box 1.  How do I correct this so I can efile my return?????? I've used Turbo Tax for over 20 years and this is the first time I can't find an answer.

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dmertz
Level 15

How to clear error code on 1099-R????

A Form 1099-R cannot have have a taxable amount that is more than the amount distributed.  Anything that is taxable in box 2a must be included in box 1.  The amount in box 2a represents the portion of the amount in box 1 that is taxable.

tflanagan
New Member

How to clear error code on 1099-R????

I've researched this and the only time it is greater is when there was a loan on the policy and there is a deemed policy gain.  Not a distribution, but the deemed gain is taxable.  So, I still need to know how to handle this in Turbo Tax.
dmertz
Level 15

How to clear error code on 1099-R????

I still think that the amount in box 2a should also be in box 1, similar to the way a deemed distribution or an offset distribution is reported.  I can find no justification for doing otherwise.  TurboTax will be satisfied and you'll get the correct result if you enter the same amount into box 1 of TurboTax's 1099-R form as the amount in box 2a.
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