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NJ-1040NR Line 20

noemibookkeeper
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I have a loss on NJ-1040NR line 20 and the instructions are to enter ZERO (0) on column B, however, PTO does not do that automatically, how and where do I force a zero amount?

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Ross
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It does look like the program is treating the blank line as a 0, however. In other words: the line may not show a 0 but it is not impacting the calculation of the NJ 1040 NR. 

Does that seem to be the case or am I off base on that?


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Ross
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Hello noemibookkeeper!

In this case, is there an issue with a calculation or are we just visually looking for a zero instead of a blank line in column B?


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noemibookkeeper
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Thanks for asking Ross,

Since the amount is a loss it should translate to a zero amount on column B, at least that's how I interpret per NJ-1040NR instructions.

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noemibookkeeper
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Ross, to answer your question with more clarity, it's not so much a calculation issue I suppose but PTO should be able to enter a zero amount on line 20 column B if there is a loss or at least allow me to manually enter it but don't see HOW? or better yet WHERE? on PTO?

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noemibookkeeper
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Well Ross, I might take that back because if I preview the return, Click on line 20 to attempt PTO to take me to the input screen so I can force a zero amount, It does NOTHING!  Any other line I click doe take me to the input screen, not the one I need: LINE 20!

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noemibookkeeper
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Ross, definitely a calculated field - so a PTO issue not doing the correct output of a Zero for a loss on line 20!

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Ross
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It does look like the program is treating the blank line as a 0, however. In other words: the line may not show a 0 but it is not impacting the calculation of the NJ 1040 NR. 

Does that seem to be the case or am I off base on that?


~Intuit Tax Product Specialist


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noemibookkeeper
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Yes, that's correct.  Just worried that there may be an issue with NJ later on

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Ross
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In this case there shouldn't be any errors/rejections because the information is being transmitted correctly (a loss is being treated as a 0). In some cases, we have to present forms a certain way to match the e-file schema- I believe that is the case here. If a rejection occurs/error occurs please myself or the customer success support team know!


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noemibookkeeper
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I did submit it 20 hrs ago yet only "Received by Agency" status, hopefully, all goes well.

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Ross
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Great!

It may take longer than usual for acceptance due to volume of returns being filed 🙂


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