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Form 1040 Line 10B Cares act allowable $300 contributions for Standard deduction filers not working in Tax Pro Basic package

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Form 1040 Line 10B Cares act allowable $300 contributions for Standard deduction filers not working in Tax Pro Basic package

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Enter the amount on line 10a 1/2. It is the line between 10a and 10b, after entering the amount enter it again on 10b and the amount should flow to 10c.

It's not working for me either.  I have tried inputting it on all of the 10 lines.  I put the number in and it turns red with an error.  Have a call in now.  On this particular return, the taxpayer is a teacher and can take the $250 educator credit AND also had charitable contributions.  It won't allow both the $250 and the $300.  

 

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Level 8

The contribution is entered on the 1040 worksheet, the educator deduction is entered on the schedule 1 worksheet.

So I'm on with support.  Its not the educator credit that's causing the error - the taxpayer had a $20 charitable contribution on their W2 and it's not allowing any more to be added as cash donations over that $20.

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Level 8

Put the total amount on charitable contributions schedule A itemized deductions. The fact that $20 was from a W-2 that went directly to the sch A may be causing the problem. 

Eg. If TP made total contribution of $125, enter that on schedule A.

Yes.  It took 53 minutes with support to figure it out - they finally had me do that - put the difference between the charitable amount on the W-2 and $300 on the Schedule A as cash ($280) and then go back and do it on the 10b line.  I told them that was a ridiculous amount of work, when it could be all built into that 10b line.  but anyway...

Level 8

You can work around it if you are positive schedule A won't be needed.

Skip the line 14 for employee charitable contribution on the w2 worksheet and enter the total contribution up to $300 on line 10.5 form 1040.

Level 11

Fair warning (from past experiences with the software) double check your work-around before you actually go to efile.  By the time efile opens ProSeries programmers may have actually fixed the software and you don't want the software recomputing things using the correct data flow PLUS your work-around and either doubling things or cancelling things out (depending on what the work-around did).

My understanding is the same problem exists for contributions that flow through via K-1 so keep an eye on those too.