I am the primary filer in TurboTax online. I know how to amend my tax to MFS. Does my wide need to file an amendment or just efile a regular "MFS" return? In any case, I understand that she will need to have her own TurboTax account. If she needs an amendment, how do you start the process with TurboTax Online?
Since you are both included on the MFJ return, you will each need to file your own MFS returns.
You can amend returns that have been accepted by the IRS. If your return is pending, you won't be able to make any changes until it's accepted or rejected by the IRS. If you don't know your e-file status, we can help you check it.
Be sure to print out a copy (or save a pdf copy) before making any changes.
Select a tax year for specific amending instructions.
Keep in mind: You have 3 years from the date you filed your return (or 2 years after you paid the tax due, whichever is later) to file an amended return, which means you don't have to get it done by the April 15 filing deadline.
On my side, the amended return to MFS gives me a refund of $300, 1040X shows I owe $700 back now. Ok.
On my wife's side, her amended return to MFS gives her a refund of $300, 1040X shows she owes $700 back now. It does not make sense. Should she put $0 on line 18 of the1040X?