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Hi, my name is ***** ***** I can help. Just a few questions to clarify things: What state are you in? What is the error you are getting and what software are you using?
What state are you in?
Sorry, I just saw your question.
Do you have a loss on your Schedule C?
The Section 179 deduction for your computer can't create a loss.
Perhaps that is your problem.
The error message bothers me: State Section 179-1 is too large.
Possibilities I can see:
Stephen's suggestion that you cannot use Section 179 to create a loss. (This could produce a state-only difference if other income is greater for Federal purposes than for Michigan purposes)
The property is used less than 50% in the business: Listed property used less than 50% in the business cannot have Section 179 applied, but only straight line depreciation. This might mean you need to add another tick-mark in the Michigan section of the depreciation tables to report that the same 50% requirement is met in Michigan as for Federal purposes.
I can't think of any other likely causes.