Open TurboTax

Why sign in to the Community?

  • Submit a question
  • Check your notifications
or and start working on your taxes
Still need to file? Our experts can get your taxes done right. Get started >
Close icon
Do you have a TurboTax Online account?

We'll help you get started or pick up where you left off.

Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
New Member

If there’s no employer state Id # what do I put

2 Replies
Level 15

If there’s no employer state Id # what do I put

If there is no amounts entered in box 16 and box 17, then leave the state employer ID blank.  If there is amounts entered in box 16 and box 17, then contact your employer for a corrected W-2.

Expert Alumni

If there’s no employer state Id # what do I put

There is not an employer ID to use for Social Security benefits reported on SSA-1099.  


If you are seeing a box to enter the employer ID, then you are entering the Social Security in the wrong place.  


Use the following steps to go to the correct section of your return to enter information from Form SSA-1099:

  • On the top row of the TurboTax online screen, click on Search (or for CD/downloaded TurboTax locate the search box in the upper right corner)
  • This opens a box where you can type in “social security income” (be sure to enter exactly as shown here) and click the magnifying glass (or for CD/downloaded TurboTax, click Find)
  • The search results will give you an option to “Jump to social security income
  • Click on the blue “Jump to social security income” link and enter your information






**Say "Thanks" by clicking the thumb icon in a post
**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"
message box icon

Get more help

Ask questions and learn more about your taxes and finances.

Post your Question
message box icon

Ready to start your taxes?

Hand off your taxes, get expert help, or do it yourself.

See Pricing
Manage cookies