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MacTigger
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Form w-4 info: Taxpayer YTD salary must be entered

In smart check, TT is saying:

 

Form w-4 info: Taxpayer YTD salary must be entered

 

What is this?

Am  I supposed to go into my most recent paystub and get the YTD Net Pay?

Or am  I supposed to go into my most recent paystub and get the YTD Earnings?

Why?

Thanks.

Mac

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DianeW777
Expert Alumni

Form w-4 info: Taxpayer YTD salary must be entered

I would agree with you.  If you don't want to change it, then you should take the following action.

  1. Open or continue your return.
  2. Inside TurboTax, search (upper right)  > Type W4 (no dash) and select the Jump to.... link.
  3. Answer No to Do you want to change your W-4 withholdings for 2020?
  4. Continue to complete your return. (see image below)

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JohnB5677
Expert Alumni

Form w-4 info: Taxpayer YTD salary must be entered

The direct answer to your question is yes.  You should go to your pay stub and indicate the gross taxable wages (wages less 401K, HSA or other deductions) and the amount of federal income tax that was withheld.

 

The W-4 communicates to your employer(s) how much federal and/or state tax you and your spouse wish to have withheld from each paycheck in a pay period.

 

If you owed taxes this year, TurboTax is trying to assist you to correct it.

 

 

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MacTigger
Level 2

Form w-4 info: Taxpayer YTD salary must be entered

When I put that in, it demands remaining number of "taxpayer pays".

I guess that means pay periods.

I put in 23, which is right.

It says that is "too large".

I cannot get past this silly "smart check".

DianeW777
Expert Alumni

Form w-4 info: Taxpayer YTD salary must be entered

Check your answer for the number of pay periods and then try putting 22 pay periods remaining. There will be a time gap between completing the W-4 and getting it incorporated with your employer as a start date.

MacTigger
Level 2

Form w-4 info: Taxpayer YTD salary must be entered

I put in 23 and then 22 and then 21, still I get the same "error".

 

Also, I do NOT want to change my W-4.

 

It seems like I just need to skip this and click File.

 

Mac

DianeW777
Expert Alumni

Form w-4 info: Taxpayer YTD salary must be entered

I would agree with you.  If you don't want to change it, then you should take the following action.

  1. Open or continue your return.
  2. Inside TurboTax, search (upper right)  > Type W4 (no dash) and select the Jump to.... link.
  3. Answer No to Do you want to change your W-4 withholdings for 2020?
  4. Continue to complete your return. (see image below)

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MacTigger
Level 2

Form w-4 info: Taxpayer YTD salary must be entered

I have the TT client on a desktop.

 

If I click search and put W4, I get a whole bunch of questions about W4s.

I see no Jump To.

 

How do I do this on a TT client?

Thanks.

JohnB5677
Expert Alumni

Form w-4 info: Taxpayer YTD salary must be entered

To prepare your W-4:

  1. Start at Other Tax Situations
  2. Scroll down and select Other Tax Forms
  3. Select Form W-4 and Estimated Taxes

This will lead you through an interview process and help you prepare the W-4.

 

The W-4 communicates to your employer(s) how much federal and/or state tax you, and your spouse wish to have withheld from each paycheck in a pay period.

 

@MacTigger

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MacTigger
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Form w-4 info: Taxpayer YTD salary must be entered

Diane,

I think I went into the wrong search area.

I should have gone into Search Topics.

I did that, and found the one W4 topic, which showed me how to do what you suggested.

Thanks.

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