Need Help With Amending Tax Return!
My 19 year old son who has been in the military since the end of last year erroneously claimed himself as an exemption on his Federal and California State returns with TurboTax. My tax preparer claimed him, and directed him to file an amended return changing his status to allow for us his parents to claim him as a dependent. He has done so and prepared a 540X and 1040X. The question is this. Does he just send the 1040X to the IRS, or attach the amended 1040EZ with it? And does he just send a 540X to the Franchise Tax Board, or attach the amended 540NR with it? Also, is he required to include a copy of the Federal return with the 540X? If so, does that mean sending the 1040X and the amended 1040EZ? Somewhere I read that when submitting these returns with an amended return, they need to be marked AMENDED in RED, and DO NOT PROCESS. Is this true? And if so which forms are those to be written on? Anyone that can help with this would be greatly appreciated.