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Your percentage of total distribution

I cannot proceed past 9a on a 2016 retirement tax information form.  I am told the amount has to be greater than 0.01%.  The form, line 9a shows 0%.  Ed
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Level 12

Your percentage of total distribution

Leave the box blank, no zero.

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Your percentage of total distribution

Turbotax is asking for my percentage of total distribution when the 1099r is blank.

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Level 15

Your percentage of total distribution

Zero is not allowed. The box must be blank.

(Box 9a is only used if the box 1 amount was split between 2 or more payees and tells you what your share is. A "0" (zero) would indicate that the 1099-R is reporting your share of nothing, which would be nonsense.)

Some payers insist on putting zero in the box to indicate that it is not used, when they should leave it blank according to the 1099-R form rules. TurboTax follows the rules and complains if it is zero.

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
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