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gladdeur
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Why can't I leave From 1099-R Box 12a blank?

It keeps saying I have an error on my 1099-R box. But the box is blank and should be. I gone back to the Federal Taxes Tab to fix a number of times and get the same message. Help!

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MichaelL1
Level 15

Why can't I leave From 1099-R Box 12a blank?

If box 12 State taxes withheld is blank, then make boxes 13 even the 2 digit state ID blank along with box 14 all blank.  

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MichaelL1
Level 15

Why can't I leave From 1099-R Box 12a blank?

If box 12 State taxes withheld is blank, then make boxes 13 even the 2 digit state ID blank along with box 14 all blank.  

JimThree
Level 1

Why can't I leave From 1099-R Box 12a blank?

MichaelL,

Thank you!! I saw many 'solutions' to the Box 12A problem on the 1099-R.   But you offered the tip I needed: "make boxes 13 even the 2 digit state ID blank"I must have added "NY" to the form. Who knew a mistake that small will hold up all tax filings! 

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