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How do I amend my taxes so they reflect unemployment earnings in 2020?

 
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How do I amend my taxes so they reflect unemployment earnings in 2020?

If you already filed your return, you will now have to wait to add Unemployment information.  Once you e-file a return, you cannot get it back, cancel it, or make any changes to it. 

 

You will have to wait until your return gets accepted or rejected to make any changes.  Do not make any changes to your e-filed return, it will not go through.  The IRS is not accepting returns until Feb. 12th, you will have to wait until then to see if your return is accepted or rejected.

 

If rejected, you can enter or change your information, then re-e-file.

 

If accepted, you would have to amend your return to make changes or add information.

 

Also, the Federal amended return (1040X), will not be available until around Feb. 28th (subject to change).

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When you are ready to enter your Unemployment information:

 

Where do I report a 1099-G for unemployment or paid family leave?

Here's where to report your 1099-G for unemployment or paid family leave.

 

If you're using the TurboTax mobile app, follow these instructions.

 

Unemployment compensation and paid family leave are entered in the same place:

  1. Open or continue your tax return.
  2. Search for 1099-G and select the Jump to link at the top of the search results.
  3. On the Did you receive unemployment or paid family leave benefits in 2020? screen, answer Yes.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to enter your 1099-G information.

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How do I amend my taxes so they reflect unemployment earnings in 2020?

If you already filed your return, you will now have to wait to add Unemployment information.  Once you e-file a return, you cannot get it back, cancel it, or make any changes to it. 

 

You will have to wait until your return gets accepted or rejected to make any changes.  Do not make any changes to your e-filed return, it will not go through.  The IRS is not accepting returns until Feb. 12th, you will have to wait until then to see if your return is accepted or rejected.

 

If rejected, you can enter or change your information, then re-e-file.

 

If accepted, you would have to amend your return to make changes or add information.

 

Also, the Federal amended return (1040X), will not be available until around Feb. 28th (subject to change).

--------------------------

When you are ready to enter your Unemployment information:

 

Where do I report a 1099-G for unemployment or paid family leave?

Here's where to report your 1099-G for unemployment or paid family leave.

 

If you're using the TurboTax mobile app, follow these instructions.

 

Unemployment compensation and paid family leave are entered in the same place:

  1. Open or continue your tax return.
  2. Search for 1099-G and select the Jump to link at the top of the search results.
  3. On the Did you receive unemployment or paid family leave benefits in 2020? screen, answer Yes.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to enter your 1099-G information.

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