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alybrooke
Level 2

1040 line 12a was filled out on turbotax?

why would line 12a on my 1040 be filled out?? i have no children/dependants.. line 12a had 21 in the blank.. 

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VolvoGirl
Level 15

1040 line 12a was filled out on turbotax?

Here is the 1040 instructions.  The tax table starts on page 62.  How much is on line 11a?  And what is your filing Status...Single, Joint, MFS,  or Head of Household?

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040gi.pdf 

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VolvoGirl
Level 15

1040 line 12a was filled out on turbotax?

What year?  2019 line 12a is the tax on your income.  

 

2018 line 12a is for Child Tax credit/ or other dependent.  Is the $21 on the "a" line over on the left?  Or is it in the right amount column?   There is a 12b with a checkbox on the same line.  Is it checked X?

 

alybrooke
Level 2

1040 line 12a was filled out on turbotax?

it is 2019 tax documents.  Would you know where turbotax came up with the number 21?

alybrooke
Level 2

1040 line 12a was filled out on turbotax?

it looks like this 

 

12a  Tax(see inst.) Check if any from Form(s): 1 _ 8814     2 _ 4972    3 _            12a   21.

VolvoGirl
Level 15

1040 line 12a was filled out on turbotax?

You can preview your return,

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/accessing/help/how-do-i-preview-my-turbotax-online-return-before-f...  

 

The Tax comes from the Tax Tables or from one of the forms listed by line 12a.  It is the tax you owe on line 11b Taxable Income.  

VolvoGirl
Level 15

1040 line 12a was filled out on turbotax?

Here is the 1040 instructions.  The tax table starts on page 62.  How much is on line 11a?  And what is your filing Status...Single, Joint, MFS,  or Head of Household?

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040gi.pdf 

VolvoGirl
Level 15

1040 line 12a was filled out on turbotax?

$21 is the tax on $200-225 of taxable income line 11b.

alybrooke
Level 2

1040 line 12a was filled out on turbotax?

Ohhhhhh ok this all makes so much sense now.  I was stressed about something being wrong but everything was correct!!  Thank you so much.  I was confused when i searched online what line 12a meant on a 1040 form because all of the results came up as Child tax credit, which i definitely dont have. You explained it so well. Thank you!!

alybrooke
Level 2

1040 line 12a was filled out on turbotax?

also, would you know a lot about the Earned Income Credit?  

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