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Feedback: TurboTax question is wrong (Military-Related Charity)

This post is to provide feedback to Intuit so they fix their TurboTax question.

 

At the end of the Deductions & Credits sections, when I click the "Wrap up tax breaks" button, because I'm military one of the additional questions asks whether I donated to a military-related charity.  Both options it provides to respond to the question are false.

 

The first option is wrong because I didn't make a regular donation.  Rather than having them put an allotment on my Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), I chose to write a one-time check.

 

The second option is wrong because I did in fact make a donation.

 

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Here is the question as it appears on the screen: 

 

Did You Donate to a Military-Related Charity in 2017?

 

Let us know if you gave money to any military-related charities.  We're looking for recurring donations that are taken directly out of a paycheck on a monthly basis and reported on the Leave and Earnings Statement (LES).

 

If you're not sure, we recommend you check your LES at https://mypay.dfas.mil/mypay.aspx, and be sure to look for the total annual amount (Charity YTD).

 

 

  • Yes, I regularly donated to a military-related charity in 2017.
  • No, I didn't donate to a military-related charity in 2017.
1 Comment
TurboTax Specialist

Feedback: TurboTax question is wrong (Military-Related Charity)

That is a bit confusing and we appreciate your feedback. Perhaps it would be helpful to add a note stating that out-of-pocket contributions to military-related charities are entered in the regular donation section.