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tan3eli5
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Why do I keep getting me to enter my sch SE T deferral amt? Thought it was automatically put in for social security self employment?

 
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njgarza12
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Why do I keep getting me to enter my sch SE T deferral amt? Thought it was automatically put in for social security self employment?

Re: Why do I keep getting me to enter my sch SE T deferral amt? Thought it was automatically put in for social security self employment?

kmbrlyking
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Why do I keep getting me to enter my sch SE T deferral amt? Thought it was automatically put in for social security self employment?

I am getting the same thing.  It is annoying because that's why I'm paying to use the TurboTax service.  Hopefully it's just a temporary glitch.

LenaH
Employee Tax Expert

Why do I keep getting me to enter my sch SE T deferral amt? Thought it was automatically put in for social security self employment?

You must first make sure that you did not accidently choose the option to defer part of your self-employment tax.

 

In order to delete/change your election to defer your self-employment taxes from your tax return, please follow these steps in TurboTax:

  1. Open your return.
  2. Click Federal on the left hand side. 
  3. Click Deductions and Credits on the top of the page.
  4. On the page Tax Breaks, scroll down until you see Tax relief related to Covid-19.
  5. Click Revisit next to Self-employment tax deferral
  6. Answer no to the question Do you want more time to pay self-employment taxes? 

Now that you have elected to opt-out of referring your self-employment taxes, you should not be prompted to enter a referral amount on other TurboTax screens. 

 

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SouthShore67
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Why do I keep getting me to enter my sch SE T deferral amt? Thought it was automatically put in for social security self employment?

I don't remember saying yes to that the first time, but Turbo Tax apparently thought I did. And now when I go back to try to change it, it won't let me. It actually says that since I'm getting a refund (only generated since it calculated the deferral), that I don't qualify for the deferral, so it's locked me out of the question. It's like it made a bad, unchangeable, circular progression. Help.

pansa
New Member

Why do I keep getting me to enter my sch SE T deferral amt? Thought it was automatically put in for social security self employment?

I'm having the same issue, despite NOT selecting yes at any point. I've tried going back and selecting NO several times and it's still throw up the error.

DianeW777
Expert Alumni

Why do I keep getting me to enter my sch SE T deferral amt? Thought it was automatically put in for social security self employment?

Sign into your TurboTax account: Be sure to put zero in for the amount if you do NOT want to defer.

  1. Go back into Deductions and Credits and deductions section
  2. Scroll down to Tax relief related to COVID-19
  3. Click edit/update for Self-employment tax deferral
  4. Select no to deferral. (see image below)

The self-employment tax on that portion can be postponed for payment in the following year. You can postpone that portion of your taxes due with no penalties or interest, if you qualify. If the program is saying you do not qualify, you must be getting a refund.

 

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