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How do I override (replace) an amount calculated by TurboTax?

SOLVEDby TurboTax204Updated January 04, 2023

In the TurboTax CD/Download software, you can override (replace) a calculated figure in Forms Mode. This feature is unavailable in TurboTax Online.

Important: Under normal circumstances, you shouldn't have to override anything. Returns that contain overrides cannot be e-filed and may not be covered under our 100% Accurate Calculation Guarantee. We're providing these instructions to customers who understand the risks, but wish to proceed anyhow.

  1. Switch to Forms Mode if you're in the Step-by Step interview: Windows | Mac
  2. Right-click the line item value you want to override and select Override (Windows) or choose Override from the Edit menu (Mac)
  3. Enter the value; it should turn red, indicating an override
  4. Switch back to the interview by selecting Step-by-Step from the menu

To undo the override, follow the same directions except choose Cancel Override in Step 2 (Windows) or uncheck Override in the Edit menu (Mac).

When you run the final review, TurboTax will alert you of any overrides in your return.

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