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Override line 21?

Think there is a mistake with Turbotax Premier software. I received a 1099-MISC for $17.00 in box 7 (Nonemployee compensation). It is for UAW legal service benefit. I am retired. The tax program puts it on Sch C. Should I override Line 21 on Form 1040 (other income) and list it as 1099-MISC income?


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Employee Tax Expert

Override line 21?

Don't override. Instead, enter your 1099-MISC this way:

  1. First, enter your 1099-MISC exactly as it appears in your hand.
  2. On the screen Describe the Reason for this 1099-MISC, say UAW legal service benefit.
  3. On the next screen check "none"
  4. On the next screen, check "No, it doesn't involve work  like your main job."
  5. Check that you got it in 2017.
  6. Check NO, it didn't involve an intent to make money.

This will place your income on line 21 of your tax return, and there will be no Schedule C.

See the screenshots below. It's always better to use the interview entry points than to override the forms.

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Employee Tax Expert

Override line 21?

Don't override. Instead, enter your 1099-MISC this way:

  1. First, enter your 1099-MISC exactly as it appears in your hand.
  2. On the screen Describe the Reason for this 1099-MISC, say UAW legal service benefit.
  3. On the next screen check "none"
  4. On the next screen, check "No, it doesn't involve work  like your main job."
  5. Check that you got it in 2017.
  6. Check NO, it didn't involve an intent to make money.

This will place your income on line 21 of your tax return, and there will be no Schedule C.

See the screenshots below. It's always better to use the interview entry points than to override the forms.

Level 1

Override line 21?

Very helpful! Thought I did that, but must have missed something. Thanks
Employee Tax Expert

Override line 21?

You're welcome! So glad I could help!
YQ
Level 6

Override line 21?

Hi,

If I do not have capital gain or income to offset capital loss, can I carry forward my capital loss instead use $3000 allowable deduction?

Thanks.