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nsharr
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Where is Form W-4 - S in turbo tax, during the complete check it says I must enter "total allowances must be entered". I went through the whole return & cant find it .

 
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ReginaM
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Where is Form W-4 - S in turbo tax, during the complete check it says I must enter "total allowances must be entered". I went through the whole return & cant find it .

You can find the W-4 in TurboTax by following these steps:

  1. Select Search in the top right corner of your screen,
  2. Enter W-4,
  3. Select Jump to W-4,
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete your W-4.
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l_stanz
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Where is Form W-4 - S in turbo tax, during the complete check it says I must enter "total allowances must be entered". I went through the whole return & cant find it .

I followed the above steps, and am still getting the same error message as the original poster. No matter what I do, I am unable to file my return. Any additional suggestions?

CatinaT1
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Where is Form W-4 - S in turbo tax, during the complete check it says I must enter "total allowances must be entered". I went through the whole return & cant find it .

As part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the IRS and Treasury adjusted the tax withholding tables, which affects the amount of income taxes withheld from your pay.  For 2020, W4's have been completely redesigned.  Exemptions or Allowances are no longer applicable. 

 

My suggestion is to use the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator here

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l_stanz
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Where is Form W-4 - S in turbo tax, during the complete check it says I must enter "total allowances must be entered". I went through the whole return & cant find it .

I appreciate the response, but it doesn’t address my issue. I’m aware the new W-4 doesn’t use allowances, and I used the calculator to complete the new W-4. 
The issue is that I am unable to file my return, as I keep getting the error message (“Form W-4 - S: Total Allowances must be entered). I am unable to proceed with my return as a result. 
I appreciate any help anyone can provide. 

CatinaT1
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Where is Form W-4 - S in turbo tax, during the complete check it says I must enter "total allowances must be entered". I went through the whole return & cant find it .

I would delete the form from TurboTax so you can file.

 

1) Open your tax return.

2) Go to the left side of the screen and click on Tax Tools, then Tools

3)  From the pop-up Tools Center  menu, select  Delete a form

4) Scroll to find the Form W4 and Delete it.

5) Scroll to the bottom of the list and hit the button to Continue My Return

 

That should do it.

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l_stanz
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Where is Form W-4 - S in turbo tax, during the complete check it says I must enter "total allowances must be entered". I went through the whole return & cant find it .

THANK YOU!!!!

This has been making me CRAZY, trying to find a straight answer. I really appreciate it!

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