Apologies if this is a duplicate post. I tried several keyword searches and did not hit what I was looking for.
I noticed that on VA and CA returns that I am preparing, Pro Series Basic is double deducting the federal exclusion for unemployment compensation. Example:
TP has $30.2K of gross income, including $10.2K of unemployment comp. Federal return correctly subtracts the $10.2K exclusion, and calculates AGI as $20K.
VA and CA start with Federal AGI, and both subtract the $10.2 federal exclusion, thus, double subtracting. My clients would appreciate this if it were correct. When can we expect a bug fix?
Iowa: Unemployment Compensation Exclusion
Because Iowa is a state that automatically conforms with the Internal Revenue Code, certain unemployment compensation will not be included in Iowa income. Based on the federal legislation, the first $10,200 of unemployment compensation income is excluded from taxation for qualifying taxpayers.
Because the federal legislation was enacted subsequent to many taxpayers filing their returns, taxpayers were unable to take advantage of this change. As a result and to assist these taxpayers, the Department will begin making unemployment compensation related automatic adjustments. The adjustment process may take up to 90 days due to cross-checking these amounts against 1099s and validating eligibility to ensure accuracy and eliminate fraud.
Taxpayers will not need to file an amended Iowa tax return if their only adjustment pertains to unemployment compensation. Taxpayers filing an original 2020 individual income tax return should report the unemployment compensation exclusion amount on Form IA 1040, line 14, using a code of M.
They issued an alert this morning in your software saying they were waiting on states to decide what to do. So that means you have to figure stuff out on your own until they update your state.
I have been waiting for Intuit to correct this CA state unemployment error but the client files are increasing so I may try the fix on the adjustment schedule also. I hate that Intuit is not responding to this problem. I love the Walmart joke -- gave me a chuckle.
I haven't heard anything from VA Tax yet about how they want us to present this on the tax return. I'd guess we'll either reduce the VA subtraction to the net amount of UI included on the federal return, or we'll keep the full subtraction and add some sort of other addition.
Richmond has a bunch of stuff to update us on with conformity passing last week, so hopefully this will be included in the mix.
I've been working on my TX and WA clients.
TaxAct says "legislation is pending"
Drake says "Conformity bill is under consideration"
Happy to report the Wisconsin is very quick to notify us on on how to make corrections to these changes. Unfortunately when Intuit makes their changes to the program we have to be careful with our prior corrections that we already made.
Retirement is sounding good right about now...