I used a cd to file my 2020 tax returns, but it has not been accepted by the IRS yet. I received a 1099R after filing and need to add it to my return. It was a G code rollover so my tax won't change. How can I add it to my return.
Did you click that big orange button that said “Transmit my return now?” If you did that, you cannot do anything to fix it yet. The IRS will begin to accept/reject 2020 returns on Friday, February 12, 2021. You have to wait for the email that tells you if your return was accepted or rejected. If you do not see an email, check your spam folder.
You cannot change or add anything on the return that you just e-filed, nor can you stop it. It is too late, just like when you put an envelope in a US mailbox on the corner.
If you left out a W-2, a 1099G, or a dependent, or a 1099 etc…DO NOT change your return while it is “pending.” The changes will go nowhere.
Now you have to wait until the IRS either rejects or accepts your return. If your return is rejected, you will be able to go into your account and make the necessary changes to your tax return and re-submit your return.
If the IRS accepts your return, however, then you have to wait longer until it has been fully processed and you have received your refund. THEN you can prepare an amended tax return and mail it in. You have to be able to work from that return exactly the way it was when it was e-filed originally. You will need to use a form called a 1040X. return.
Meanwhile, DO NOT go in and start changing anything on your return in the system, or you will make a mess for yourself. Sit tight and wait until you see what the IRS does with the return you just e-filed
You will need to amend your 2020 return to add the 1099R.
If you filed, it is like dropping it into a mailbox - you cannot get it back.
You'll have to wait until your return is either accepted or rejected.
- If rejected, you can make any necessary changes.
- If accepted, you'll need to amend your return.
- To avoid unnecessary delays, do not amend until your original return has been fully processed.
- You can e-file your 2020 amended federal tax return, but most states require amendments to be printed and filed by mail.
- Allow 16 weeks for processing.
See this TurboTax FAQ for help with amending.
You can check the status of your amended return here, but allow 3 weeks after filing for it to show up.
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