This critical diagnostic appeared today:
"Georgia adjustments related to non-taxable unemployment compensation allowed under the American Rescue Plan are currently under development. Verify the accuracy of the return and make state adjustments if necessary before filing the return. [ref. #55438]."
Can anyone point me to what is "under development" in Georgia in regards to this? Does anyone know if Georgia is going to not conform and force a state adjustment (addition)?
I'm pretty sure that the same diagnostic comes up for all of the states. I'm in SC and they say that unemployment taxable on the Federal return is taxable to SC. I've been able to file returns that have this critical diagnostic. I've seen a couple of other state address the issue directly and have been able to file those as well. You may want to check GA and see how unemployment is taxed or if they've announced guidance.
Diagnostic ref. 55435
The following diagnostic will generate on returns with unemployment compensation when this box isn't checked:
The American Rescue Plan, enacted on March 11, 2021, excludes from income up to $10,200 of unemployment compensation paid in 2020 for returns with modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) less than $150,000. If married, each spouse receiving unemployment compensation gets the exclusion. To apply this provision, check the "Apply the American Rescue Plan Act provisions" checkbox in the Miscellaneous input screen. (ref. #55435)
To clear this diagnostic on returns not yet filed:
- Go to Screen 3, Miscellaneous Information.
- Scroll down to the Miscellaneous section.
- Check the box labeled Apply the American Rescue Plan Act provisions.
We will turn off each state's diagnostic as soon as development of automatic calculations for that state is complete.
I'm in KY and I just efiled a return with the same diagnostic by disabling the e-file error checking function. It's under e-file support tools. You just click on "disable e-file error" and then say "yes" to the prompt. So far, it's e-filed fine.