Kylebrendan
Returning Member

Unemployment 2020

We received letter from Federal that they amended our Federal tax form, but our State wants an amended return to get our money back that we originally owed for the extra unemployment. How do we go about amending for our State? Does Federal send us their figures that they changed to plug into State form? Has TurboTax updated to walk me through the process? I’m totally confused which is why we always use TurboTax!!! Help!!!

Gracie_Alison
Level 2

After you file

You will get a letter from the IRS in about 30 days explaining the changes.

 

When you amend your return, the TurboTax software should already have the changes made.  That is because the program has been changed to show the first $10,200 of unemployment being excluded.

Those changes should pull through to the state.  Your state amend should automatically show the amount that the state will refund to you. 

You should be able to just amend and only submit the state amend to be processed.  But double check those figures to be sure that the unemployment has been excluded from the state amend.