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Superseded Original Tax Return

Prepare and e-file a “Superseded Original Tax Return”.

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Level 15

The IRS hasn't even started accepting e-filed returns yet and you want to file a superseded tax return?

Level 15

Lacerte does not do superseded returns. You can either manually mark it as such and mail or efile an amended return.

Level 2

I agree with you @NLCPAS! We've heard from Spidell, Western CPE, and many other sources over the past year to file Superseded tax returns instead of Amended tax returns but we haven't been able to do that with Lacerte!

Level 15

I think the efile limitation is an IRS one. But Lacerte could have the ability to mark SUPERSEDING on the top of a return.

Level 2

@sjrcpa - The National Taxpayer Advocate had an article on their site about Superseding returns last year in April. It must be deleted now but thankfully Wayback Machine has archived it for us: https://web.archive.org/web/20201019010552/https://taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/news/NTA_Blog_The_Value_...

Here was a post by Spidell a year ago stating that for business entitiesthe superseded return may be e-filed by checking the superseding return box on the electronic submission. For individuals, the process takes longer. Superseding individual returns (Forms 1040) must be filed on paper and mailed to an IRS processing center where they are subject to processing delays and a greater risk of transcription errors. Here is a link to their email/post: https://www.magnetmail.net/actions/email_web_version.cfm?ep=BWwNB7MNTsGioBV5xN_a_UzEqWoTvYQFzM7ro2DiK...

Level 15

Thanks for the info.

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