Turbotax is not calculating the Family Tax Cut on my return, but is on my spouse's. Do I need to fix the bug on my return if he will be the one claiming it anyway?

I've looked over both returns, and the information needed corresponds. Shouldn't the sotware be giving the same answer to both returns?

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Only one of you can receive the FTC. If you are doing joint preparation, Turbotax will designate the spouse with higher Net Income to receive the FTC. This is because FTC is a non-refundable credit that could go unused by a spouse with low or zero tax payable.
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