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1040X Ofrl1, Ofrl4b, etc

TRYING to finish my 1040X for 2021. The forms method shows a red exclamation point for the 1040X but clicking the "errors" icon doesn't show any errors. 

Switch to the interview method and in SmartCheck it says that these are marked estimated and I should fix them:

Ofrl1

Ofrl4

Ofrl4b

Ofrl6

Ofrl7

Ofrl7l43

Ofrl7res

I have NO idea what any of those are. I went through all the forms with error check and it doesn't find anything at all. I went through with Interview method and it didn't find anything until the SmartCheck but it doesn't take me back to wherever those are or tell me what those are. BUG??? Obviously, if I can't find them, I can't fix them! HELP!!! 

Thanks so much if you can help me. 

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1040X Ofrl1, Ofrl4b, etc

1)  first look at the pages with the red ! mark on them in the FORMS mode... are there any "pink" entry fields that need attention ?   If they are all going to the same tax form/worksheet and that is not needed you can just delete the form and try again

 

2) next ... are you trying to efile the 22 amendment?  That cannot be done at this late date ... go back to the FILE tab and choose the mail in option ... does that take care of this issue ? 

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1040X Ofrl1, Ofrl4b, etc

1)  first look at the pages with the red ! mark on them in the FORMS mode... are there any "pink" entry fields that need attention ?   If they are all going to the same tax form/worksheet and that is not needed you can just delete the form and try again

 

2) next ... are you trying to efile the 22 amendment?  That cannot be done at this late date ... go back to the FILE tab and choose the mail in option ... does that take care of this issue ? 

1040X Ofrl1, Ofrl4b, etc

THANKS!!!!!!

The red exclamation point is on the 1040X and ONLY the 1040X.

On the 1040X there are NO pink boxes, no red numbers (estimated or override), and the "errors" icon which adds the errors box at the bottom shows NO ERRORS. So I have a mark showing there are errors but none to be found. Harumph.

If I knew which form/worksheet they were going to, I would delete it. But I don't find anything with line numbers that look like the ones EasyStep is asking for. NO other forms/sheets marked with exclamation point in the Forms method box.

Seems to me TT should take you back to whatever it wants you to fix! Usually it does, but it's not doing that here. It's just telling me to "go back and fix it" but not telling me where to go back and fix it. Double harumph.

I'll try checking the "mail in" option and see if that does it. Will report back. Any other thoughts??

Thanks again.

1040X Ofrl1, Ofrl4b, etc

Where on the 1040X?  Right click on the box in question to data source it if possible.

 

 

 

 

This is my mini version of  a tutorial  that should be in the downloaded program: 

What is Forms Mode?

Forms Mode lets you view and make changes to your tax forms "behind the scenes."

If you're adventurous, you can even prepare your return in Forms Mode, but we don't recommend it. You may miss obscure credits and deductions you qualify for, and you may forget to report things that will come back and haunt you later.

Forms Mode is exclusively available in the TurboTax CD/Download software. It is not available in TurboTax Online.

                  

Related Information:

                             

If you want to play around with different figures and tax scenarios without affecting your original return you can ….

  • >>>In the TurboTax CD/Download software by creating a test copy
  • 1.  Open your return in TurboTax. 
  • 2.  From the File menu, choose Save As. 
  • 3.  Give the copy a new name to distinguish it from the original (for example, by adding "Test" or "Example" to the file name). 
  • 4. Click  Save. You are now safely working in the test copy and anything you do here will not affect the original. 
  •  https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1900642-how-to-make-a-test-copy-of-your-return

                        

  • >>  use the WHAT IF tool: 
  • - Click Forms Icon (upper right of screen) or Ctrl 2 (forms view) 
  • - Click on the Open Form Icon 
  • - In the “Type a form name.” area type What-If (with the dash), click on the name of the worksheet - click on Open Form 
  • - You will see the worksheet on the right side of the screen; enter the information right into the form 
  • - To get back to interview mode - click on the Step-by-Step Icon (upper right of screen) or Ctrl 1

 

Once you have filed successfully … you can shut off the auto updater function and then save the return &  .taxfile.

 

For Windows, up in the top menu, you  can set the  "Updater Preferences" to "Always Ask" or more commonly set to "I don't have an internet connection"  (even if you do), and then you are not forced to update....and can manually force an update when you choose to do so.   And then you can open the file(s) at any time with no forced upgrade.

 

But that's the Windows software.....not a MAC. For a MAC you cannot turn off the auto updater  HOWEVER  you can simply disconnect from the internet before opening the tax return.

 

                    

It's always a good idea to make a backup copy of your tax data file, in case your original gets lost or corrupted. Here's how:

  1. From the File menu in the upper-left corner of TurboTax, choose Save As (Windows) or Save (Mac).
  2. Browse to where you want to save your backup.
    • Tip: If you're saving to a portable device, save it to your computer first to prevent data corruption. Then, after completing Step 4, copy or move the backup file to your device.
  3. In the File name field, enter a name that will distinguish it from the original tax file (for example, add "Backup" or "Copy" to the file name)
  4. Click Save and then close TurboTax.
  5. Restart TurboTax and open the backup copy to make sure it's not corrupted. If you get an error, delete the backup and repeat these steps.

If you make changes to your original tax return file, repeat these steps to ensure your original and backup copies are in-synch.

Related Information:                             

 

AND save it as a PDF so you have access to a copy even if you don’t have the program still installed and operational :

 

AND protect the files :

 

*** Other clues to the downloaded program ***

 

In the forms mode ... double click  or right click on a box on a form to data source it ... sadly it doesn't work on all boxes. 

 

What's the meaning of all the different colors in Forms Mode?

When you look at an onscreen tax form using Forms Mode, you might wonder why one figure is blue and the one next to it is red or black.

These colors indicate the source of that data.

Color

 Meaning

Blue

You entered this data, either in the interview or Forms Mode.

Black

The program entered this data or calculated this amount.

Red

This data has either been overridden or is invalid (for example, a ZIP code that doesn't exist).

Red italics

You marked this amount as estimated.

Black italics

The program calculated this amount from an amount you marked as estimated.

Purple

This information has supporting details.

Aquamarine

This data was transferred over from last year.

Green

This data was imported from Quicken or QuickBooks.

Yellow fields (Windows)

Yellow fields allow user input. Anything you enter here shows up in blue.

                                                                                                                                  

PRIOR YEAR USE OF A SUPPORTING DETAILS WORKSHEET :

 

If you find you have a  $0  in an entry field that cannot be changed … this issue is almost always one in which you used a "Supporting Details"  (SD) sheet in that field in the prior year.   What happens is that when you transfer in the prior year's data, the SD sheet is transferred too, but empty...and that causes the $0 to show up in many areas of the Step-by-Step mode interview....wherever the SD sheet was used before.

 

But when switching to Forms Mode, when you try to enter a $$ amount in a field where the SD sheet is attached, the SD sheet will pop up immediately, and you can either enter the $$ amount on that sheet, or delete the SD sheet entirely and avoid future issues (unless you really want the SD sheet)

 

Sometimes, when you see the $0 in Step-by-Step, you can just

 

  1. a)  double-click on the field and the SD sheet will pop up.  But I've seen that doesn't work in all cases.

 

  1. b)  Another way is to click on the field, then go up to the menu..."<<Edit<<<Add Supporting Details"....then the SD sheet pops up and you can use it, or delete the SD sheet entirely and then the regular field will work properly.

 

  1. c)  OR  click on the problem field, then switch to Forms Mode to make that entry

1040X Ofrl1, Ofrl4b, etc

What I'm saying is that it's NO PLACE on the actual 1040X! All lines of the 1040X are clear, fine, no problems, no esimated or overrides. ONLY place is the exclamation point on the list of used forms (on the left side of the window). Hence I can't check for data source or anything else.

1040X Ofrl1, Ofrl4b, etc

NICE NICE NICE mini-tutorial. I wish I'd had it about 10 years ago when I started doing the Forms method. Excellent summary of how to make it work with the EasyStep.

THANKS!!!! 😀   🤗

1040X Ofrl1, Ofrl4b, etc

Sorry I cannot be of more help ... but if it has no affect on the 1040X you can simply ignore it.

 

Contact TurboTax support and speak directly with a TurboTax support agent concerning this situation.

See this TurboTax support FAQ for a contact link and hours of operation -https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1899263-what-is-the-turbotax-phone-number

1040X Ofrl1, Ofrl4b, etc

GREAT work. Thanks so much for the speediness and helpfulness of your replies. I may give them a call, if only to try and clear up a possible bug in the program. Not that they'll listen,  mind you...

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