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Why does TT show different numbers from original tax return when starting an amended return?

I started an amended return and before I entered anything, TT showed a refund of over $5k when it should show $0. Reviewing the return showed that around $25k had been added to the AGI! I'm just trying to make sure I entered over contribution to my Roth. (1040 line 4a is blank). Do I have to go through the whole return again to make sure all the numbers are correct?! Is this some kind of horrible bug in turbotax??
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Why does TT show different numbers from original tax return when starting an amended return?

I have observed online TurboTax do strange things.  When data is transmitted, sometimes things just don't go through correctly.  

 

Cancel your amend, sign out of TurboTax, then use the Chrome browser and clear cache and cookies.

 

Attempt the amend again.  If these strange things are still happening, then contact the helpdesk for assistance.

 

Why does TT show different numbers from original tax return when starting an amended return?

Turbotax has been fiddling with returns that showed Unemployment tax.

For that reason you have to be super careful that your Column A and Column C on 1040-X  are correct.

If you used TurboTax Online,  I suggest you get 1040-X form from IRS and fill it out yourself.

Why does TT show different numbers from original tax return when starting an amended return?

"When data is transmitted, sometimes things just don't go through correctly"

 

what does this have to do with amending.?

Since e-File is an electronic transmission over Internet protocol, what you are claiming just should not be possible.

 

If Turbotax sends a bad file, the error comes earlier.  IRS needs better error checking.

Why does TT show different numbers from original tax return when starting an amended return?

I have observed a person starting a return and TurboTax putting in numbers that should not be there.  It is not common, but does happen.  This person started an amend and had a $5000 error as soon as the amend opened.  I blame a bad data transmission for that, rather than an across the board bug or an IRS error.

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