topic Is it possible that the software made an error? in Get your taxes done using TurboTax https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/is-it-possible-that-the-software-made-an-error/01/459128#M188935 I received&nbsp;&nbsp;a letter stating that in 2015, I reported an amount in "Excess Social Security and RRT tax withheld, line 71", which the IRS is now disputing, resulting in a payback with interest due of almost $3K.&nbsp;&nbsp;Does this sound right?&nbsp;&nbsp;Wouldn't the TurobTax software have caught this if it was really an error? Tue, 04 Jun 2019 23:24:25 GMT bjmaeda 2019-06-04T23:24:25Z Is it possible that the software made an error? https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/is-it-possible-that-the-software-made-an-error/01/459128#M188935 I received&nbsp;&nbsp;a letter stating that in 2015, I reported an amount in "Excess Social Security and RRT tax withheld, line 71", which the IRS is now disputing, resulting in a payback with interest due of almost $3K.&nbsp;&nbsp;Does this sound right?&nbsp;&nbsp;Wouldn't the TurobTax software have caught this if it was really an error? Tue, 04 Jun 2019 23:24:25 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/is-it-possible-that-the-software-made-an-error/01/459128#M188935 bjmaeda 2019-06-04T23:24:25Z Did you file a joint return on which you reported all of... https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/did-you-file-a-joint-return-on-which-you-reported-all-of/01/459136#M188938 Did you file a joint return on which you reported all of the income under only one spouse's name? Tue, 04 Jun 2019 23:24:26 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/did-you-file-a-joint-return-on-which-you-reported-all-of/01/459136#M188938 xmasbaby0 2019-06-04T23:24:26Z Excess Social Security can happen when you are married an... https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/excess-social-security-can-happen-when-you-are-married-an/01/459139#M188939 <P>Excess Social Security can happen when you are married and assign both spouse's W2 to the same person, it will look like all the W2s belong to only 1 person and too much social security tax was paid for that 1 person. You need to check 1040 line 71 for it. &nbsp; And by assigning both W2s to the same person the program wouldn't know a W2 is missing from the spouse. It just would think they are both for you. <BR /> <BR /> For 2015 the max SS is $7,347 per person. &nbsp;<BR /> For 2014 the max SS is $7,254 per person. &nbsp; <BR /> So if you (either one spouse, but not both together) had more than one employer and the total of box 4 on all the W2s ( for Social Security is more than the max (for each person) you get the excess back on your tax return. &nbsp; But not if both spouse's W2s went over. &nbsp;<BR /> <BR /> OR It could &nbsp;be the case that you entered a code wrong for a Box 12 amount on your W-2. &nbsp;If you used code A instead of the correct code, that error may also have produced excess social security.<BR /><BR /> <BR /> Did you file 2016? &nbsp;Better check line 71 and see if it transferred over wrong and happened again. &nbsp;You might be getting a bill for 2016 also if the error happened again. &nbsp;And for 2017 either don't transfer from 2016 or delete and re-enter all the W2s carefully next year to stop it from continuing. &nbsp;Pay attention to which spouse you assign the W2.</P> <UL> <LI><A href="https://ttlc.intuit.com/users/5503688" target="_blank">VolvoGirl</A></LI> </UL> <BR /><P></P><P>See the screenshot of the 2015 warning screen that you may have missed ...&nbsp;</P> Tue, 04 Jun 2019 23:24:27 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/excess-social-security-can-happen-when-you-are-married-an/01/459139#M188939 Critter 2019-06-04T23:24:27Z
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<P>Excess Social Security can happen when you are married and assign both spouse's W2 to the same person, it will look like all the W2s belong to only 1 person and too much social security tax was paid for that 1 person. You need to check 1040 line 71 for it. &nbsp; And by assigning both W2s to the same person the program wouldn't know a W2 is missing from the spouse. It just would think they are both for you. <BR /> <BR /> For 2015 the max SS is $7,347 per person. &nbsp;<BR /> For 2014 the max SS is $7,254 per person. &nbsp; <BR /> So if you (either one spouse, but not both together) had more than one employer and the total of box 4 on all the W2s ( for Social Security is more than the max (for each person) you get the excess back on your tax return. &nbsp; But not if both spouse's W2s went over. &nbsp;<BR /> <BR /> OR It could &nbsp;be the case that you entered a code wrong for a Box 12 amount on your W-2. &nbsp;If you used code A instead of the correct code, that error may also have produced excess social security.<BR /><BR /> <BR /> Did you file 2016? &nbsp;Better check line 71 and see if it transferred over wrong and happened again. &nbsp;You might be getting a bill for 2016 also if the error happened again. &nbsp;And for 2017 either don't transfer from 2016 or delete and re-enter all the W2s carefully next year to stop it from continuing. &nbsp;Pay attention to which spouse you assign the W2.</P> <UL> <LI><A href="https://ttlc.intuit.com/users/5503688" target="_blank">VolvoGirl</A></LI> </UL> <BR /><P></P><P>See the screenshot of the 2015 warning screen that you may have missed ...&nbsp;</P>
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