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How can I amend my tax return?
Step 1: Collect your documents. Gather your original return and all new documents. Step 2: Get the right forms together. Download the necessary forms for the tax year you are amending. Step 3: Fill out a 1040X. Download a current IRS Form 1040X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return. Step 4: Submit your amended return.
Is it bad to file an amended tax return?
Are you concerned that if you file an amended return that it will trigger an IRS audit? If sodon't be. Amending a return is not unusual and it doesn't raise any red flags with the IRS. In fact, the IRS doesn't want you to overpay or underpay your taxes because of mistakes you make on the original return you file.
What happens if you file an amended tax return?
You will receive any additional refund you are owed. Amending to pay additional tax. If you're filing an amended tax return because you owe more tax, you should file Form 1040X and pay the tax as soon as possible. This will limit interest and penalty charges.
Is it hard to file an amended tax return?
The IRS will only accept an amended return within three years of the date you filed the original return or within two years of the date you paid the tax for that year, whichever is later. You can't e-file your amended return. You can prepare amended returns online, but you can't electronically file them.
How long should I wait to file an amended tax return?
The IRS advises that you generally must file Form 1040X to amend a return within three years from the date you filed your original tax return, or within two years of the date you paid the tax, whichever is later. Be sure to enter the year of the return you are amending at the top of Form 1040X.
Does filing an amended return trigger an audit?
Amending your return will likely not result in an audit unless there is a substantial change in your taxable income without a reasonable cause. Of course, you're more likely to be audited if you claim the IRS owes you money, rather than the other way around.
How do I amend my tax return after filing?
Login to e-Filing portal and under the 'e-File' tab, go to 'Rectification Request'. Fill in a short form. On successful validation, an additional drop-down is displayed to select the 'Rectification Request Type' option.
How do I correct my tax return?
Complete and mail the paper Form 1040X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, to correct errors to an original tax return the taxpayer has already filed. Prepare Form 1040X. Know when not to amend. Use separate forms for each tax year. Wait to file for corrected refund for tax year 2017.
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