What is the purpose of using the "federal" box when entering "state" W-2 wages?
What is the "Federal" box for when entering wages under various "states"? For some reason the Federal box along with 3 states was checked off on my input screen and I got a rejection from one of the states for a "withholding not matching the W-2". I unchecked the "federal" box and resubmitted the efile to the rejected state. Could that be the reason for the rejection? I checked my inputs for state withholding and they were all correct. Lacerte tech support was absolutely zero help. She said we are not CPAs. I asked her what the Federal box was for and if it caused any problems with efiles -- she had no clue whatsoever and acted perturbed that I would even ask her to troubleshoot this - I am on hold now -- I think it is a passive-aggressive hold that she hopes I will hang up. 16 minutes so far of flute music. This is not the service we used to get when Lacerte was owned independently of behemoth Intuit.