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Why is TurboTax asking for 2020 income information about my ex-spouse? We were divorced in 2016. Is this an error in the tool or should I really be providing this info?

Specifically, I'm being asked the following:
-Did she sell any stocks, bonds, mutual fund shares, or other investments?
-Did she get dividends from holding company stocks or shares?
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Level 15

Why is TurboTax asking for 2020 income information about my ex-spouse? We were divorced in 2016. Is this an error in the tool or should I really be providing this info?

Did you start the 2020 tax return with tax data transferred from a prior year return when you were married?  If so, you need to create a new online account since you are no longer married.

 

See this TurboTax support FAQ for starting another tax return -  https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/using-turbotax/help/how-do-i-start-another-return-in-turbotax-onli...

 

Level 15

Why is TurboTax asking for 2020 income information about my ex-spouse? We were divorced in 2016. Is this an error in the tool or should I really be providing this info?

If you are divorced you should not be using an account that was previously used for a joint return with your now "ex."  You need your own TurboTax account with a different user ID.  You should have done that after the divorce--is this the first time you have filed since the divorce?  You do not want to transfer data from a 2019 joint return to a new 2020 return if any data at all is there about your spouse.  It is too hard to remove it and will cause errors when you try to e-file.

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/using-turbotax/help/how-do-i-start-another-return-in-turbotax-onli...

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
Level 15

Why is TurboTax asking for 2020 income information about my ex-spouse? We were divorced in 2016. Is this an error in the tool or should I really be providing this info?

Are you in the right account?  You should have your own account now.

 

If you used Turbo Tax last year you should start a brand new account for yourself and not transfer from last year.  You can not remove a spouse or switch the order of names.

 

Online is only good for 1 return.  But you can use the same email address for 5 accounts.   How to start another return in the Online version  

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/using-turbotax/help/how-do-i-start-another-return-in-turbotax-onli...

 

See if you have another more current account.   First LOG OUT of whatever TurboTax account you're logged into right now. Then use this TurboTax account recovery website to get a list of user ID's for an email address. Run the tool against any email addresses you may have used
https://myturbotax.intuit.com/account-recovery/


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