We have to amend the 2017 return. When you instruct the Turbo tax to amend the return, the federal box on the top shows an amount and the state tax shows zero. should the amount in the federal box also show zero. The amount that is shown is a refund and miscalculates the final result. Also the 1040X original amounts are not the amounts originally submitted. I do not believe that this is correct and probably would confuse the IRS. Please help?
Shame on you for submitting a form 1040X that makes no sense.
Don't trust my memory but it was something like... Go into the first amended return and save it as tax return instead of an amended return. (you still should keep the amended since that is really what you filed). And then you can amend that version correctly.
To do a second amended return you need to use the Desktop CD/Download program installed on your computer. You start with the first amended return and try to delete the 1040X and state amended forms. I couldn't make that work so I had to start over with a NEW return. You need to make a new return that would look like what the return should have looked like after the first amended. So that will become your new "original" return. You can save the real original return with a new name and update it with the changes from the first amended return so you now have a new "original" return to start with. Be sure to save several times along the way and make copies to work in, in case you need to start over and try again. THEN when you have the new "original" return you can Amend it. You will probably need to enter all the prior refunds and/or tax due payments directly on the 1040X (and on state) using the Forms mode. I had to enter both a tax due I paid on the first original return AND a refund from the 1st amended return.
When doing an amended return, the meter is reset to zero and may show odd numbers until all of your changes are entered. When you're finished with your changes, the refund meter shows any additional amount owed or refunded to you. This amount is in addition to your original payment or refund shown on your originally filed tax return.