Why doesn't my Total Income on the Turbotax Review page match the Income Summary total under the Federal Taxes Wages & Income page?

Here's the breakdown from the Income Summary Page and then the income comparisons/discrepancy below:

Wages and Salaries $20,503

State and Local Tax Refunds on Form 1099-G $5

Interest on 1099-INT $1

Dividends on 1099-DIV $5,479

1099-OID, Foreign Accounts $69

Business Income and Expenses (Sch C) $2,359

Total income according to Income Summary Page $28,416

Total Income according to Review Page $32,906

Difference between Total Income on Review Page and Income from Income Summary Page $4,490

What am I missing? Also, why doesn't TurboTax clarify how they calculate the total on the review page so I can better figure out if this is an error or everything's in order? I obviously don't want to be paying taxes I actually don't owe. Thanks!


In the past, the 1099-MISC would show in both the Personal Income Summary and the Business Income summary, and it gave the appearance that the income was double-reported. 

If you can see your 1099-MISC in your business income, it is reported correctly. 

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