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MQubed
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Is it a problem to amend a Return when Turbotax has been updated in the interim? If so, can I somehow reinstall the original (rather than re-key everything)?

Due to the new IRS health regulations, we've been trying to get the right information into Form 1095A, and now the IRS wants us to file a 1040X.  In the meantime, we've already created duplicate/changed copies of the original return and have always said "yes" to updating the program.  To file 1040X:  

1)  Will it be a problem if we've already updated TurboTax to the newest software revision?  

2)  If so, (short of retyping the original numbers) what is the best & easiest way to amend the return?  For example can we somehow re-install the "old" TT?

3) If not, do we amend the ORIGINAL or the changed returns?  

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Critter
Level 15

Is it a problem to amend a Return when Turbotax has been updated in the interim? If so, can I somehow reinstall the original (rather than re-key everything)?

1) Will it be a problem if we've already updated TurboTax to the newest software revision?  

Updates usually don't effect the return ... but if it did you would have to put the return back to how it was originally.

2) If so, (short of retyping the original numbers) what is the best & easiest way to amend the return? For example can we somehow re-install the "old" TT?  

 Since you messed with the return since you filed it  did you by any chance save the original unadulterated .tax2016 file ?   When you use the downloaded version you have the ability to save multiple files so pray that is what you did. 

3) If not, do we amend the ORIGINAL or the changed returns?  

If you did save the original return then you will amend only that one and when you are done make sure to save the file under a unique file name so you know which one it is. 


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Critter
Level 15

Is it a problem to amend a Return when Turbotax has been updated in the interim? If so, can I somehow reinstall the original (rather than re-key everything)?

1) Will it be a problem if we've already updated TurboTax to the newest software revision?  

Updates usually don't effect the return ... but if it did you would have to put the return back to how it was originally.

2) If so, (short of retyping the original numbers) what is the best & easiest way to amend the return? For example can we somehow re-install the "old" TT?  

 Since you messed with the return since you filed it  did you by any chance save the original unadulterated .tax2016 file ?   When you use the downloaded version you have the ability to save multiple files so pray that is what you did. 

3) If not, do we amend the ORIGINAL or the changed returns?  

If you did save the original return then you will amend only that one and when you are done make sure to save the file under a unique file name so you know which one it is. 


MQubed
Level 2

Is it a problem to amend a Return when Turbotax has been updated in the interim? If so, can I somehow reinstall the original (rather than re-key everything)?

Since you messed with the return since you filed it  did you by any chance save the original unadulterated .tax2016 file ?

Yes!  *whew*  thanks
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