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deescott
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I have one error on my return. 1040/1040SR Wks: Line 11 is too large. Line 11 is zero, and per the form, cannot be a negative amount. What amount should go in here?

I am not sure what this is or how to back track the numbers.  Any help appreciated!
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DaveF1006
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I have one error on my return. 1040/1040SR Wks: Line 11 is too large. Line 11 is zero, and per the form, cannot be a negative amount. What amount should go in here?

It sounds like you have no income to report this year and as a result, Turbo Tax won't be able to efile because there is nothing to report. Let's try to outsmart the program and make this work so this annoying error will disappear.

  1. Go to federal>income and expenses>all income>>show more 
  2. Less Common Income> Start
  3. Miscellaneous Income,>start
  4. Other reportable income>start
  5. Next screen asks Any Other Taxable Income>yes
  6. The next screen will allow you to report the income with a brief explanation.
  7. Here you can enter $1 worth of income with an explanation stating you are adding this. For explanation, just say for efile purposes.
  8. Do reply back in this post and tell me whether or not this worked.

 

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deescott
Level 2

I have one error on my return. 1040/1040SR Wks: Line 11 is too large. Line 11 is zero, and per the form, cannot be a negative amount. What amount should go in here?

Your resolution did not work.  Sigh....am I going to have to file by mail?   Can I get a refund?

CatinaT1
Expert Alumni

I have one error on my return. 1040/1040SR Wks: Line 11 is too large. Line 11 is zero, and per the form, cannot be a negative amount. What amount should go in here?

To get past this screen so you can file your taxes, you need to update Schedule SE-T.

 

The process: delete Sch SE-T, take a quick run through of the self-employment to recalculate Sch SE-T, and then turn off the Max Deferral.

 

To do this in TurboTax, follow these steps:

 

First, delete Sch SE-T that applies by following these steps:

  1. From the left menu, select Tax Tools.
  2. Select Tools.
  3. Scroll to Delete a Form.
  4. Scroll to Sch SE-T, select Delete, confirm the deletion.

Next, to replace Sch SE-T, return to the self-employment income & expenses interview in the Income & Expenses section and select Edit/Add.

  1. Select Edit for your business.
  2. Scroll down to Done so that the Sch SE is recalculated. 
  3. Finish any other questions in the self-employment interview and click Continue. 

Lastly, revisit the section for the Self-employment tax deferral entry:

  1. Return to the Deductions & Credits section.
  2. Scroll to Tax relief related to COVID-19 and Show More.
  3. Select Self-employment tax deferral and select Revisit.
  4. Answer Yes at the next screen to get back to Let's start by getting your eligible income.
    1. If you do not want to defer any self-employment income, "Enter your eligible self-employment income" should be blank.
      1. Select Continue.
    2. At Tell us how much you'd like to defer, "Enter amount" should be blank.
      1. Select Continue.
  5. Scroll down and select Wrap up Tax Breaks and Continue.
  6. Run through the Federal Review again.
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deescott
Level 2

I have one error on my return. 1040/1040SR Wks: Line 11 is too large. Line 11 is zero, and per the form, cannot be a negative amount. What amount should go in here?

Catina,

 

This ALMOST worked!  We are getting a refund, so are not eligible for the deferral.  You gave me the clue I needed, though to make it work.  Where it kept telling me my number was too small, and it was zero?  I just blanked it out. Whew!  Thank you!  Taxes transmitted!

 

God bless you,

Dianne

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