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WBMALZAHN
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Why is Turbo Tax saying that the employer owes us a refund on Railroad Retirement Tier 1 Tax when it was supposed to be withheld?

 
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WendyN2
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Why is Turbo Tax saying that the employer owes us a refund on Railroad Retirement Tier 1 Tax when it was supposed to be withheld?

The TurboTax program is letting you know, based on your entries, that your employer had too much withheld on your behalf and therefore owes you a refund of these amounts due back to you.

WBMALZAHN
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Why is Turbo Tax saying that the employer owes us a refund on Railroad Retirement Tier 1 Tax when it was supposed to be withheld?

Thank you for your answer, however, Turbo Tax is saying the entire amount withheld needs to be refunded by the employer and that they calculated it to be $0. Shouldn't some of the tax be withheld? I believe it was in the past.

DawnC
Expert Alumni

Why is Turbo Tax saying that the employer owes us a refund on Railroad Retirement Tier 1 Tax when it was supposed to be withheld?

Yes, the tax has been withheld.  You may need to add another line item to box 14.  ADD another line 14 entry with the same amount as in Box 1 Wages.   Select code - "Railroad Retirement Compensation."  Code RR Ret. Compensation.    This should prevent any errors and allow you to e-file.    You received the error message because the amount on Line 14 is greater than allowed, but entering the above information will allow your railroad income and withholding to be properly reported.

 

  • RR Tier 1 - xx
  • RR retirement compensation - Box 1 wages

 

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