Missouri 2011: Railroad Retirement Benefit Distributions
Missouri taxpayers who received income from a Railroad Retirement Benefit distribution may use various methods to calculate the taxable portion of this income.
Certain customers, who received a Form RRB-1099-R for a Railroad Retirement Benefit distribution and used the simplified method to compute the corresponding tax, may have filed an incorrect Missouri tax return.
TurboTax has fixed this issue.
How to tell if you may be impacted
You may be affected if ALL of the following are true:
- You filed a 2011 Missouri tax return before February 18, 2012 AND
- You received a Form RRB-1099-R, and had an amount in Box 3 “Employee Contributions” AND
- TurboTax elected to use the “Simplified Method” to calculate the taxable portion of your Railroad Retirement Benefit distribution AND
- Your Missouri Form MO-A Individual Income Tax Adjustments, Line 9 “Railroad retirement benefits” box is marked with an “X” AND
- You had an amount on your Form RRB-1099-R, Line 7 that is EQUAL to the railroad retirement benefit amount on your Missouri Form MO-A, Line 9d, Column Y or S.
If you are affected, you may have underpaid your Missouri tax. You may need to amend your Missouri tax return.
You can make the corrections yourself.
- To do it yourself, please follow these step-by-step instructions.
- After you make the changes to your tax return, you will need to mail a copy of your amended state return.
- Your printed return will include instructions on how and where to mail it.
- If you need assistance, call us at the phone number in the email.
Or let us do the work for you.
- Please download and print this Authorization Form.
- Complete the form and fax it to us at the number printed at the top of the form.
- A TurboTax representative will contact you (within 15 days) when your corrected return is ready to be securely emailed back to you.
- You can print, sign, and mail the corrected return to the state taxing authority.
If you need to contact us, please use the phone number in the email from TurboTax and tell the representative you’re calling about the Missouri 2011: Railroad Retirement Benefits.