Visitor II

Federal Form 1098-C

TurboTax online is requiring odometer mileage for a boat donation.  The IRS only requires this for automobiles.  I donated a sailboat that does not have an odometer.  I cannot complete my e-file without filling in this field.  Any suggestions for filling out this box.  The IRS example form has this blank for a boat.  Reference:  https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1098c.pdf

 

Thanks is advance for your help,

MIke

 

5 Comments
TurboTax Specialist

Federal Form 1098-C

Can you enter a 0?

Visitor II

Federal Form 1098-C

Enter "999999" as the odometer mileage (or the reading on the Hobbs meter, if installed). 

(A Hobbs meter records the number of hours the engines have operated).

Boats and airplanes don't have odometers, so your entry in Box 2a of the Form 1099-C won't affect anything on your tax return. 

Visitor II

Federal Form 1098-C

No, it would not take a Zero (0), however I found if you enter six number nines (999999).  It will work and the IRS will ignore this field for boat or plane donations.

M  Smiley Happy

TurboTax Specialist

Federal Form 1098-C

Good to hear that it resolved. Thank you for the update Smiley Happy

Visitor II

Federal Form 1098-C

Please ensure that your software Development team is aware of this bug.

 

Thank you,

Mike