I'm using TurboTax for the first time, and I'm a new recruit in the military. I did all the filling in correctly other than my home address. I put in my current duty station where I am doing training, but my father said I should put our home address back in my home state. I want to file by mail.
I finished everything up, and when reviewing I wanted to download a PDF and it said I was done with my taxes and wont let me change anything without amending. I don't want to amend, I have not e-filed or mailed anything yet I just want to change my address. Is there no way to change it now?
I understand that. However, if you clicked that big orange "TRANSMIT RETURNS NOW" button, then you e-filed. If you got a "successfully sent" message, then you have e-filed your return. So you need to confirm BEYOND ANY DOUBT WHAT_SO_EVER that you did not e-file your return. Don't change anything on your return yet. Just confirm that you know for an absolute positive fact, that you did not e-file.
If you e-filed the return, then you mail it to the IRS, that's an automatic flag for potential fraud. So that's why this is important.
Now my screen shows you're using the CD/Desktop version of TurboTax Basically that you installed on your computer. So all you need to do is click the "Personal Info" tab at the top and just work it through making your changes as desired. Work through the entire "personal info" section until you get to a screen with a DONE button on it. Any changes you make are not always saved until "AFTER" you click that DONE button.
Additionally, since you are military if you are stationed in a state outside of your home state, then so long as your military income is your *ONLY* income, you will never under any circumstances file a state return for the state you are stationed in. You only file a state return for your home state, if your home state actually taxes personal income.
Finally, some states do not tax military income if you are stationed outside of that state. So if your state does tax personal income, let me know what state and I'll be happy to check it out for you to see what (if anything) you need to do to be exempt from taxation by your home state, if you qualify and your state offers that.
Also I got paid for work outside of the military in 2018, because I joined late in the year so I still have to pay the state tax i'm pretty sure. Is there any way to attach an image so you can see what I see and maybe point me in the right direction?