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Incorrect land value entry in prior year has resulted in the carryover of an incorrect basis How can I correct the 4794 worksheet to enter the correct number? Thank you!

Incorrect entry of basis of land in prior year. Sale resulted in no gain/no loss on land portion. Worksheet showing false gain needs to be corrected to enter correct basis of land. How can I correct?
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Incorrect land value entry in prior year has resulted in the carryover of an incorrect basis How can I correct the 4794 worksheet to enter the correct number? Thank you!

Any corrections to prior year returns can be made by amending the returns for those years, if the error has occurred in the last 3 tax years.  (Currently 2014-2016.)  You would start by amending 2014 and work your way forward.

Otherwise, you will need to file Form 3115 "Application for Change in Accounting Method."  Form 3115 can be found in TurboTax Deluxe, Premier ,and Home & Business download products. 

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Level 2

Incorrect land value entry in prior year has resulted in the carryover of an incorrect basis How can I correct the 4794 worksheet to enter the correct number? Thank you!

Any corrections to prior year returns can be made by amending the returns for those years, if the error has occurred in the last 3 tax years.  (Currently 2014-2016.)  You would start by amending 2014 and work your way forward.

Otherwise, you will need to file Form 3115 "Application for Change in Accounting Method."  Form 3115 can be found in TurboTax Deluxe, Premier ,and Home & Business download products. 

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Incorrect land value entry in prior year has resulted in the carryover of an incorrect basis How can I correct the 4794 worksheet to enter the correct number? Thank you!

Kitty, you misunderstood the question. How do I correct a worksheet in TT?
Level 9

Incorrect land value entry in prior year has resulted in the carryover of an incorrect basis How can I correct the 4794 worksheet to enter the correct number? Thank you!

Go back through the "Asset" that you sold and enter the correct land value.
New Member

Incorrect land value entry in prior year has resulted in the carryover of an incorrect basis How can I correct the 4794 worksheet to enter the correct number? Thank you!

The worksheet won't let me make any changes. Need to change the original basis entered many years ago and carried over by TT. How do I change the worksheet entry?
Level 2

Incorrect land value entry in prior year has resulted in the carryover of an incorrect basis How can I correct the 4794 worksheet to enter the correct number? Thank you!

The software won't let you change the asset basis because it cannot be changed after it was set up without notifying the IRS, therefore the requirement for Form 3115 - or amendments if you are within the correct time frame.  If you were able to override the numbers carried forward by the software, I am certain that you would not be able to e-file the return.
Level 9

Incorrect land value entry in prior year has resulted in the carryover of an incorrect basis How can I correct the 4794 worksheet to enter the correct number? Thank you!

@benchmarkrealty   What "worksheet" are you referring to?  Are you entering things in the Step-by-Step interview, or the Forms mode?  If you are using the Forms, are you using the "Asset Entry Wks"?

@TurboTaxKitty   Correcting Basis is not an accounting change that requires Form 3115.  It is a "mathematical or posting error" than can be corrected on the tax return (without Form 3115).
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