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kokomo0795
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I used a CPA to prepare may 2017 taxes. I need to amend my 2017 taxes. I want to amend my taxes using Turbotax instead of the CPA. How can I do that?

 
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xmasbaby0
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I used a CPA to prepare may 2017 taxes. I need to amend my 2017 taxes. I want to amend my taxes using Turbotax instead of the CPA. How can I do that?


You can amend a tax return that you prepared elsewhere using TurboTax, but it will be a real pain.  If you can go back to wherever you prepared your original return you would have an easier chore.  In order to use TurboTax you first have to purchase the desktop software and install/download it to your computer (not a mobile device).  Then you have to re-create that original return EXACTLY as it was when originally filed.  You then tell the software you are going to file by mail so the software “thinks” you filed the return.   After that, you go to the section to “Amend” the return  (It is under Other Tax Situations>Other Tax Forms>Amend a Return).  Then you amend the return to prepare a Form 1040X, which will have to be printed, signed and mailed.  Amended tax returns cannot be e-filed.


https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1894381-how-to-amend-change-or-correct-a-return-you-already-filed?... 

Wait about 3 weeks and you can check the status of your amended return:

https://www.irs.gov/Filing/Individuals/Amended-Returns-(Form-1040-X)/Wheres-My-Amended-Return-1

It will take about 3-4 months for the IRS to process an amended return. 

https://www.irs.gov/filing/individuals/amended-returns-form-1040-x/amended-return-frequently-asked-q...


**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

I used a CPA to prepare may 2017 taxes. I need to amend my 2017 taxes. I want to amend my taxes using Turbotax instead of the CPA. How can I do that?


You can amend a tax return that you prepared elsewhere using TurboTax, but it will be a real pain.  If you can go back to wherever you prepared your original return you would have an easier chore.  In order to use TurboTax you first have to purchase the desktop software and install/download it to your computer (not a mobile device).  Then you have to re-create that original return EXACTLY as it was when originally filed.  You then tell the software you are going to file by mail so the software “thinks” you filed the return.   After that, you go to the section to “Amend” the return  (It is under Other Tax Situations>Other Tax Forms>Amend a Return).  Then you amend the return to prepare a Form 1040X, which will have to be printed, signed and mailed.  Amended tax returns cannot be e-filed.


https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1894381-how-to-amend-change-or-correct-a-return-you-already-filed?... 

Wait about 3 weeks and you can check the status of your amended return:

https://www.irs.gov/Filing/Individuals/Amended-Returns-(Form-1040-X)/Wheres-My-Amended-Return-1

It will take about 3-4 months for the IRS to process an amended return. 

https://www.irs.gov/filing/individuals/amended-returns-form-1040-x/amended-return-frequently-asked-q...


**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

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