TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
2 people found this useful

Message: "The value is too large for this field. Please enter a smaller number"

When entering information into a numerical field, TurboTax displays the message The value is too large for this field. Please enter a smaller number.

Explanation

TurboTax limits the number of digits in data entry fields to nine, including the cents figures to the right of the decimal point.

To illustrate, enter the 8-digit amount 10,000,000 into box 1 of your W-2 form in TurboTax. (Don't you wish?) TurboTax will add .00 to the amount, exceeding the 9-digit limit, and you'll see the message The value is too large for this field. Please enter a smaller number.

You'll get a similar message when you exceed the allowed limit for other fields in TurboTax, such as a name, address, ID number field, etc.

ProSeries products are designed to handle larger calculations and can accept greater value entries than TurboTax. For more information, visit the ProSeries Web site at www.proseries.com.


SLN63157