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<< I triple and quadruple checked, and the amount from my W2 is entered correctly in the Turbo Tax area where you enter Federal income tax withheld. The amount on line 57 of my 1040 is more than twice this amount. I haven't paid any other income tax, so some unknown amount has been added to it.

Besides my regular salary, I have income from rental property, and some deductions related to that. Maybe something from that has gotten entered as tax paid??? Since I am new to Turbo Tax, maybe I misunderstood a question and have entered something wrong. >>

Aside from Roo's suggestion, about all I can think of is that it asked you some sort of "other taxes" question and you somehow got real estate or state income tax into a space for withheld Federal tax. Not much help.

I'm not a huge fan of software, but if TT online was in the habit of throwing random numbers on line 57, we'd have heard about it before, so I think it's input error. I think you may rapidly be approaching the point where starting over would be faster. Since it appears you can save a partially completed return and go back to it, if you get to something that you're unsure about, feel free to come back for help before you move further.

Phil Marti
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