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From a mechanical standpoint, can I amend both returns with TT2010

Sorry, no. The software is year specific.


That's not exactly correct. You can prepare both 1040Xs with TT2010, but the procedure isn't simple. TT2010 cannot read the 2009 tax file, so you would have to manually enter the "as originally filed" numbers on Form 1040X using the forms view. Then you could follow TT's instructios for preparing the amended return.

It is far easier to prepare each 1040X using the appropriate year's software, since that program can read the original tax file and prepopulate the 1040X.

Since you will be preparing state amended returns as well, make sure you read TT's instructions before you do anything. IIRC, you have to open both the federal and state amended forms before you begin to complete the federal 1040X.

Ira
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