Apparently the entire procedure to E-file amended returns has changed since yesterday. One of those yellow highlight bars announcing that would have been nice.
Is anyone else having difficulty e-filing the 1040X now? Followed all the new steps, but I keep getting the message that a return has already been filed with that SS# and I can not get it to e-file.
I am using the file listed under the Amended return column, Marked for e-file, but no luck.
1) you are the person that filed the original return, correct?
2) in part VII of the info sheet, you marked "file federal amended reurn electronically"
3) you are using the 'same' file you orifinally filed, not a file with a new name, like xxxxxxxamended.20i
4) on info sheet Part VII again, is the box below the box you checked in my #2 above, is it now checked (by proseries, not by you)?
Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, it was checked before I did anything.
Unfortunately, I did not realize the procedure had changed since I amended returns yesterday, so I proceeded to do the amendment according to the previous method, Client file maintenance/ back up/copy file etc... I don't know what that might have done, other than not work.
Deleted all amended info and began new procedure to amend. Saved as and the rest. I have the original return and the copy. I amended the original return, not the copy and all the correct boxes are checked, selected the correct file listed under the Amended return column, yes to the duplicate SS#, but could not efile it.
If you kept a copy of the orignal and saved it as a different name, be sure youve unchecked the EF boxes on it to get it out of the EFCenter or you WILL have a duplicate SSN message.
Yes, the EF center has the red duplicate SSN message.
The error message I get is, Another return has already been filed with the SS#. If you need to make changes the return has to be amended. The amended return column has Marked for EF and I am using that file so not sure what I'm doing wrong.
Yes, I did uncheck the efile on the worksheet of the copy but that removes the file from the EF center and the instructions say both should be in the EF Center. Tried both ways but just get the "return already filed" message.
Also, the 9325 Acknowledgement on the original efile is now missing.
I've always created a copy of the file to amend a return, prior to the e-file option in 2020. I e-filed 3 on Monday using the first procedure but now I can't seem to get it done with the new procedure.
So have you e-filed an amended return since Monday without making a copy or following the current instructions. I have Paper and PDF Copies of the original return so I'll try amending the original file and see if that works. Thanks for your help.
You HAVE to use the original file as the amended if you want to Efile it.
If you had a file named JonesTom.20i that you originally Efiled but now you need to amend it.
To make a copy, youd open JonesTom.20i and choose Save As and name it JonesTomOriginal.20i and uncheck the EF boxes on it, save and exit.....that JonesTomOriginal.20i file disappears from the EFCenter and you're left with JonesTom.20i, the original file that you Efiled, THATS the one you have to use for the Amended return.
i am confused as to this 'procedure change' you are referring to. I amended (e-filed) 2 2019 Form 1040s yesterday, (just exactly like i always did), and they are accepted this morning when i checked.
I'm confused as well. Monday I e-filed 3, 2020 amended returns and they were accepted. I followed the instructions, at the time, Homebase View, Form 1040 Individual, Highlight return, File menu/Client file maintenance, Copy/Backup to designated location.
Tuesday, I followed the same procedure but could not get the return e-filed. Looked at the instructions for amending, assuming I had forgotten some step, and the instructions had been changed to, Open return, File, Save as, Open original return not copy, F6, X etc...
So I followed that procedure, Amended return column marked for EF but I get an error that the return has been filed and needs to be amended for any changes.