I am trying to avoid deferral of SE tax on Schedule Line 12e of form 1040. However, entering 0 on this line results in an error. The problem has something to do with the negative calculation on line 10 of this worksheet. Am I doing something wrong???
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The IRS won't let you defer it if taxes have already being paid (there is a refund) on the tax return). It only can be done if the taxpayer OWES money.
Line 10 shows a negative number, which means that all taxes have been paid, so nothing can be deferred. You need to leave Line 11 blank.