There isn't a mechanism built into TurboTax that would allow you to use the Strickland Decision for offsetting the taxes that you paid.
The Strickland Decision and Internal Revenue Ruling 78-161 allow a retired service member the ability/right to adjust military retirement income reported on Form 1099-R. To enter the needed information in TurboTax, you would have to perform workarounds. These can be complicated to do, and you could also negate the 100% accuracy guarantee. In light of this, we would suggest you elect our new service and allow TurboTax to prepare your return for you.
Thank you for your reply, but when you say let Turbo Tax prepare my return for me, do it online through turbo tax or how. Because I do my tax online with turbo tax for years already. I have gone thru every aspect of it and can't find a workaround. So how do I do this. I also found information that suggested I should do an amendment on a 1040x, is this correct?
You are correct, there isn't a mechanism built into TurboTax that would allow you to use the Strickland Decision for offsetting the taxes that you paid. The workaround would be complex and could negate your 100% accuracy guarantee service agreement.
Your tax expert or CPA will work around your schedule to prepare, sign, and file your tax return for you. And, if you ever have questions or need tax advice, you can reach out to them year round.