TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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What's the meaning of all the different colors in Forms Mode?

When you look at an onscreen tax form using Forms Mode, you might wonder why one figure is blue and the one next to it is red or black.

These colors indicate the source of that data.

Color  Meaning
Blue You entered this data, either in the interview or Forms Mode.
Black The program entered this data or calculated this amount.
Red This data has either been overridden or is invalid (for example, a ZIP code that doesn't exist).
Red italics You marked this amount as estimated.
Black italics
The program calculated this amount from an amount you marked as estimated.
Purple This information has supporting details.
Aquamarine This data was transferred over from last year.
Green This data was imported from Quicken or QuickBooks.
Yellow fields (Windows)
Yellow fields allow user input. Anything you enter here shows up in blue.