When I try to efile a 1040X that I did not prepare or efile the original return, it gives me an error notice stating that the original return needs to be successfully efiled first. Well it was by another preparer, just not me. Is there a work around? Can I turn off error checking & efile anyways if I am positive the original return was successfully efiled?
If YOU didnt Efile the original with your ProSeries, then you can't Efile the amended with ProSeries.
Its a program limitation.
See Question 3.
"Can all Individual Amended filing types be e-filed?
Only an e-filed Form 1040 can be amended. An original return that was paper filed cannot have an e-filed amended return. The original return must have been e-file through your ProSeries software."
Thanks for the information.
That limitation kills the point of Efiling amended Form 1040-X as you can Only do it on the Original returns that you filed Not on returns that was Efiled by someone else.