I use ProSeries, too! You must be filling out all the 1099-C worksheets, etc. Those are very complex, I normally skip those.
Is this a principal residence? if so, then ProSeries may be trying to make it taxable since MA does not follow that exception. In that sense, you are giving the software "too much" information.
Is this a rental property?
If you are willing, I might advise that you consider entering slightly differently in ProSeries. For example, if you are convinced that the insolvency exception applies, why just enter it on Form
982 and check the box insolvency and then fill in the rest of the form? NONE of the 982 carries to MA.
Like I said, ProSeries is trying to take info from the Insolvency worksheet and 1099-C and that junk and make sense of it.
Just so you know, none of that gets transmitted to the IRS
or MA. The only thing that they see is Form 982. They get none of that detail in the efile transmission, Sure if you print out on paper, you can send it all in....
Just saying...but now I know what's happening...something you are doing on that sheet has got ProSeries confused.
Here's an offer. Since we both use the same software. You can save a copy of that file (Change the SSN to###-##-#### ***** the name to Jane Doe, etc.
Then you could upload that file to me, and I bet I could fix it in like 2 minutes, I could then tell you what I would suggest fixing in the file. You would then decide if you do or do not wish to do that. Like I said, personally I would skip all those worksheets, but if you prefer them, I still bet I could adjust them accordingly. I am pretty good with COD stuff.