, Answering FAQ'sTurboTax Employee
When you look at an onscreen tax form using Forms Mode, you might wonder what all those different colors mean. The colors tell you where the data originated from.
|Blue||This is information you entered.|
|Black||This is information calculated by the program.|
|Red||This data has either been overridden or is invalid (for example, a ZIP code that doesn't exist).|
|Red (italics)||This is an amount you marked as estimated.|
||This is an amount the program calculated based on an amount you marked as estimated.|
|Purple||This information has supporting details.|
|Aqua||This data was transferred from last year's return.|
|Green||This data was imported from Quicken or QuickBooks.|
|Yellow fields (TurboTax for Windows only)
Yellow fields allow user input. The info you enter in these fields shows up in blue.