Often, what seems like an incorrect calculation can be corrected by changing entries in other fields used to calculate each amount.
All state modules have a help file that offers guidance on proper data entry for each form. To see this help file on the screen, you must have a state form open and then press F1. This solution may be to alter where or what you enter on federal forms to carry the information properly to the state return.
Also, ensure the state abbreviations are entered appropriately in the State Information section of the Main Information Sheet and Forms W-2 and 1099 and that the asterisk boxes next to the state abbreviations are correctly used.
This information applies to all years of the UltimateTax software.