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You're not supposed to overthink things. If you entered the amount from Box 5 as your net benefits you would have done things correctly. There is no calculation involved.

On the deduction side it says to enter the Medicare B and Medicare D payments in the appropriate fields.

I have no idea how you managed to screw it up.

yes .. no over-thinking.

not yet sure i did screw up ...see my prev. post
(i'm not OP who got letter from IRS, btw)
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