Programming Issue for CA State: Once you enter that you have made estimated tax payments to CA you can no longer enter that you have made out of state purchases that were not taxed, and vice versa. I went directly to the form to make the entries required.
Thank you for letting us know about your experience. I was able to see the same thing when answering yes to the question while working in the California program.
We will look into this. However, there is another way to get your estimated taxes into the program, and I have verified that this method will transfer them into your California return.
You can enter these payments in the federal part of the program. This method also allows the payments to be considered as taxes paid toward your deductions if you are itemizing.
Here is how to enter the taxes:
- Click on the Federal Taxes tab.
- Click on Deductions & Credits and select I'll choose what I work on.
- Scroll down to the topic Estimates and Other Taxes Paid.
- Click on Start (or Update) beside Estimates.
- Click Start beside State Estimated Taxes Paid.
- Enter the dates and amount of tax paid and select California from the drop-down box to push the data to the California return.
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I purchased the California program when I purchased the federal program of Turbo Tax, yet when trying to access the State program, Turbo Tax wants me to Pay for a new CA program. What is going on?