Three weeks ago, I filed my return with MISC 1099 for AmeriCorps Segal Education Award and was charged a Self-Employment tax. Today, someone told me that I should not have paid the Self-Employment tax, so I tried to AMEND my return. On the TurboTax site, the options to select "Less Common Income" and "Other reportable incomes" are NOT available. When amending, there does not seem to be a work around for this. Help. Thanks.
The instructions are different for Online and Desktop, plus I don't work on a Mac, but this is how the 1099-MISC for an AmeriCorps award is entered in Windows.
Be sure to Delete the first entry.
In the desktop program, start or open your return
Click FEDERAL TAXES
Click Wages & Income
Click "I'll choose what to work on" if needed
Scroll down to Miscellaneous Income, 1099-A, 1099-C (the last option) under "Less Common Income" and click Start
Scroll down to the last option "Other reportable income" and click Start
Answer "Yes" and Continue
Type AmeriCorps 1099-MISC into the description box and the amount.