Proseries released a new software where you should be able to efile 1040X. However, I am not having any luck (I have not prepared the taxes myself, but I am doing the amended return).
Yes, and just spent 2 hours with support. The lack of instructions with the rollout has been an issue. First off if they client is changing filing status they have to paper file. With that said, here is the detailed link on instructions I found on how to do amended returns from within the original return filed. Yes, you heard me right you will be rethinking totally, how you have filed returns for prior years from 2019. The amended return is filed from within the original return!
Go to the link above and follow the instructions. Check the list for exceptions that cannot be e-filed. Happy Tax Filing guys!
Ive always prepared amended returns using the original file....that way you always transfer the same file name (with the correct amended information) into the next year's program. I dont keep a computer file of the original incorrect return.
I did spend some time with this.
I had already prepared a paper return of Form 1040X earlier in the year.
Even though I followed all of the instructions, I was not able to efile the Form 1040X.
The error message indicates that for some reason, the program is not recognizing the original return as "e-filed". I haven't contacted support yet, support always takes too long.
YES, I e-filed the original tax return. But after I was done preparing the amended return, and click the check box to e - file the Amended Return, it immediately gave me an error at the bottom of the page that said I could not e-file the amended return since the original return was not e-filed. How stupid!
You are having issues as you have to follow the instructions to work within. Plus click on the link to remove the original notice that the return was e-filed. It really isn't removed, but makes the software ignore it so you can e-file the 1040X. Follow the instructions you should be ok.
I spent one more night trying to figure this out, and I did it!
My amended Federal return was E-filed and accepted yesterday!
Note: In the file that you are preparing the amended Form 1040X, very important --
DO NOT UNCLICK the BOX that was checked originally as E-file Federal and State returns.
You have to leave these boxes checked, and also check the BOX to "E-file the Amended Return".
If you unclick the BOX that was checked originally as E-file (which I did initially because it made sense to me to unclick this), the software will not recognize that the original return was E-filed.
I am trying to efile an amended state return with the amended 1040X. However, in section VII where it allows you to select a state, it appears the only states that ProSeries allow you to efile are Georgia, MI, NY and VT. Anyone have any luck efiling any other state amended returns?
You don't see the other states because those states are not set up to accept E-filed amended returns, so they will accept only paper filed amended returns.