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frankattitude369
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There is no box 16 on my form 1099-R

 
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LinaJ2018
Intuit Alumni

There is no box 16 on my form 1099-R

You should fill in your Form 1099-R as the way how it is reported on your hard copy.  If there is nothing reported in box 16, leave it blank. 

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LinaJ2018
Intuit Alumni

There is no box 16 on my form 1099-R

You should fill in your Form 1099-R as the way how it is reported on your hard copy.  If there is nothing reported in box 16, leave it blank. 

jdr41
New Member

There is no box 16 on my form 1099-R

TurboTax "demands" an amount or zero! If I don't have a Box 16, what is appropriate?

MarilynG1
Employee Tax Expert

There is no box 16 on my form 1099-R

@jdr41 If there is an entry in Boxes 14 or 15 on your 1099-R, TurboTax will expect an amount in Box 16.

 

If Box 14 shows State Tax withheld, the Distribution Amount (Box 1) should be entered in Box 16.

 

If no state tax was withheld, you can delete the State ID number, so that Boxes 14, 15 and 16 are blank.

 

Type '1099r' in the Search area, then click on 'Jump to 1099r' to get back to your entry.

 

Click this link for more info on How to Enter a 1099-R.

 

 

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sbhammer
New Member

There is no box 16 on my form 1099-R

My 1099-R also has no box 16 . . . but there's State Income Withheld in box 14.  Should I enter Taxable Income from box 2a.  It's a teacher pension from the state, so it's strange that it doesn't have a box 16.

MaryM428
Level 10

There is no box 16 on my form 1099-R

Yes, enter the amount from Box 2a into TurboTax on Box 16.  Some companies produce Forms that are not identical to the IRS format.  

 

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glerbnik84
Level 2

There is no box 16 on my form 1099-R

Looking at the dates on the posts, this problem goes back to at least 2019.  Why hasn't TT gotten a clue by now, and started to provide on-screen instructions telling users what to do when they don't have a box 16, and explain what the number they enter is supposed to represent?  There isn't uniformity among the issuers of 1099-R's, but TT doesn't address this lack of uniformity.

 

Instead, we are supposed to search for answers in the TT Community and trust that the advice given is correct.

 

To prepare your taxes:

(1) Purchase TurboTax and fill out what you can using the software.

(2) Find a CPA in your area, and have him/her prepare your tax return.

 

richorn68
New Member

There is no box 16 on my form 1099-R

I'm torn between putting 0 or putting in the amount of the gross distribution, since I've read to do it both ways, so no help at all on the community thing

 

AmyC
Employee Tax Expert

There is no box 16 on my form 1099-R

Your state taxes all income you receive. The state tax box really only matters when you are part year. The best option is to put the taxable amount to the state in there.

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Ruby44501
New Member

There is no box 16 on my form 1099-R

I need help with my 1099-R.

PattiF
Employee Tax Expert

There is no box 16 on my form 1099-R

To clarify your question, what kind of help do you need with the 1099-R?

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