Re: My federal return is fine. How do I amend my M...
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After you file

Amending a 2019, or 2018 state return is very similar to amending a prior-year federal return. Here are some tips:

  • If you're amending a 2019, or 2018 return you originally prepared in TurboTax Online, you can amend it online by signing in to TurboTax.
  • TurboTax state programs vary in amendment instructions, but you'll either find the amendment option at the beginning or close to the end.
  • If the change originates on the federal return (for example, you need to add or change your W-2 information), amend your federal return before amending your state. This carries the information over into your state return.

To change the date of death for the Michigan return, change it for the federal return.  You do this by going to My info and editing his personal information. If his SSN is the primary SSN, look for 'I'm preparing this return for ____, who has passed away.'  


If his SSN is not the primary SSN, look for "My spouse passed away before filing this return."



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