This may be due to the entries on certain lines of the state form, or the linked Federal form. The help file for each state form offers instructions on completing most lines. To see this information, open a state form and press F1.
This will tell you exactly how to enter items on the Federal return to have them carry properly to the state return. Make sure state abbreviations are correct on the Main Info sheet as well as W-2/1099 and other forms, and make sure the asterisk boxes next to the state abbreviations are used properly.
For links to more state information, go to: http://www.Ultimate Tax.com/resources/links.html
This information applies to all years of the UltimateTax software.