The calculated penalty on my return from section IV of F2210 is zero but Box A in Section II is still checked. So I am forced to request an 85% waiver of zero and therefore have to file by mail. This is STUPID. Can I have filing fee back please????
Section III on form F2210 is calculating a negative penalty for me so it defaults to a zero penalty. Why is TT forcing Box A in section II to be checked? This is STUPID. Requesting a waiver of 85% of ZERO is STUPID. If the penalty is ZERO a simple IF statement in the program to remove the checked Box A in Section II should be allowed. Why is this so hard????
In response, and in case helpful, to previous posts, whereby the pre-filled Form 2210 (with Part II, Box A "checked"--- AND, also, not allowing the deletion of Form 2210 and/or inability to "uncheck" Box A, specific to situations where your TurboTax 1040 Return DOES NOT reflect an "Underpayment Penalty" due": Attached is a TurboTax "link" that appears to address a potential "update" or "fix" on Friday, February 22nd, as follows: <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/4621180">https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/4621180</a> , appearing to relate to the above circumstances.
I am having the same issue. I pay estimated tax and overpaid most of the year. I don't owe a penalty so I don't know why the program is forcing me to file a 2210. And I don't think that filing by mail is what I want to do. Is there a 2/22 fix on hand because I will wait the 2 days rather than fight with this stupidity.
This link provided earlier in this string speaks to the fix <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/4621180">https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/4621180</a> . After 5 attempts, however, following the suggestions above, I did have success getting my Federal return accepted. I checked Box C at the top of the page and provided my explanation under Part II at the "Explain" tab at the end of Box B (don't check Box B, just click on Explain and enter "85% waiver due to tax reform" as suggested by gjrama in an answer below. If you get a rejection after you re-efile, wait another 30 minutes or so and try again. That's what I ended up doing and it may be the TT forms needed time to update.
I had the same problem and after the 4th e-filing I got it accepted by IRS. I entered "85% Penalty waiver" in the explanation form that opens when clicking the "Explanation" button next to checkbox B of form 2210.
Ah well I asked for an email update on progress of fixing this issue and I received an email yesterday that said:
"The proposed fix date for the issue has been postponed to March 1st, 2019. The date is still subject to change, but there is a workaround available if you would like to do that instead: Electronic Filing Rejection code: F2210-003"
So now the "fix" is delayed until March 1st (if then) anyway the "work around for me is to FILE by MAIL. So obviously that is what I will have to do. However I am expecting a refund from TT of $19.95 (as that is what they charge for online State filing). When I bought TT Premier they said online filing of Federal taxes was included ...since the program failed to supply that function I want that money refunded.