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mdl1957-1
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My 2018 fed return was accepted w/ tax due of $23,374, which I mailed in. Turbo Tax screen shows 2018 tax due of $16,569 in big numbers. Why the $6805 difference?

 
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mesquitebean
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My 2018 fed return was accepted w/ tax due of $23,374, which I mailed in. Turbo Tax screen shows 2018 tax due of $16,569 in big numbers. Why the $6805 difference?

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mdl1957-1
New Member

My 2018 fed return was accepted w/ tax due of $23,374, which I mailed in. Turbo Tax screen shows 2018 tax due of $16,569 in big numbers. Why the $6805 difference?

Wow!  I totally missed that. It does say 2018 tax, and does not specify state or federal.  The state refund was exactly $6805, ergo the net tax.  Thanks for the clarity.  
mesquitebean
Level 15

My 2018 fed return was accepted w/ tax due of $23,374, which I mailed in. Turbo Tax screen shows 2018 tax due of $16,569 in big numbers. Why the $6805 difference?

You're welcome.   We'll continue to try to get them to change that confusion.
mesquitebean
Level 15

My 2018 fed return was accepted w/ tax due of $23,374, which I mailed in. Turbo Tax screen shows 2018 tax due of $16,569 in big numbers. Why the $6805 difference?

Look at your actual Federal return Form 1040 to see the "taxes owed" amount.

In this user forum we can't see exactly what you are looking at, but I have a hunch.  On that Home summary screen TurboTax often confuses people by showing a "net" amount of the Federal and State situations added together.      Did you file a state return, and does it have a refund?

Are you due a state refund of $6805?  If so, then TurboTax is merely showing what your net result is when taking both the Federal result and State result into account.    

Look at that screen carefully.  It confuses a lot of users.   We have complained to TurboTax that combining the two results and showing a Net result is confusing to a lot of people.   

It would be better if they just displayed the Federal amount and the State amount and didn't add them together.


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