I am a retired Maine state employee and am working on my 2020 state tax return in TurboTax. On the "Previously Taxed Retirement Benefits" page, it says to subtract the amount in box 14 of the 1099-R from box 2a. If I do that, I get a large deduction, much larger that previous years. The instructions on the Maine I-File site say to subtract the amount in box 16 from box 2a, which gives a smaller result consistent with past years. Is this an error in the TurboTax instructions?
Yeah....the boxes on the proper 1099-R forms for 2020 were renumbered for 2020 taxes.
The subtract box 14 sounds like something was not updated in the instructions about what to subtract. Box 16 would now be the proper box,,,,,,,as long as the issuer properly updated their 1099-R forms to the new 2020 format.
@rickdiamond99 Someone with the ME software would have to call TTX Customer Support, and work with them to get a ticket issued to correct it.
It would be best if you would call TTX, and they can then investigate exactly where in the software that improper instruction occurs....and you know exactly where it is in the interview flow.
Thanks, but I'm not going to do that. I've spent too much time on this already. I've done my part by alerting you to the problem. (I'm assuming you work for intuit.) If Customer Support has questions, they can contact me.
Nope...I'm not a TTX rep...just a long time user (since 1996), so I know my way around the software, and how it works ...or is supposed to (not Self employment, rental or Business stuff though ).
@ErnieS0 is a TTX rep though, and "might " report it, if he sees this when he comes back in to work....